ARTH785 - SEMINAR IN 20TH C. ART: Russian Avant-Garde: Text, Image, Object, Action
Section 401 - SEM
The Russian avant-garde was an era of explosive aesthetic, theoretical, political and social experimentation. In this course, we will study the main movements, works, figures and events of visual art, literature, film and other media from the high point of Russian symbolism at the turn of the century up to the rise of Socialist Realism in the early 1930s. Topics will include, but will not be limited to: Symbolism (Belyi, Blok, Ivanov); Futurism (Mayakovsky, Pasternak, Khlebnikov, the Burliuks, Guro); Neo-Primitivism (Goncharova, Larionov, early Malevich); Acmeism (Mandelstam, Akhmatova); Formalism (Jakobson, Shklovsky, Eikhenbaum); Rayism; Zaum (trans-sense) poetry; Constructivism (Tatlin, Gabo, Lissitzky, Melnikov); Ornamental Prose (Babel, Zoshchenko, Shaginian); Suprematism (Malevich, Puni); Productivism (Tatlin, Rodchenko, Stepanova, Popova); Montazh and early Soviet film (Kuleshov, Eisenstein, Vertov, Klutsis, Kulagina); Factography (Tretiakov); Socialist Realism avant la lettre (Gorky, Gladkov).
PLATT, KEVIN M.F.
JAFFE BUILDING 113