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Impossible Geometries

Proun, ca 1922-23 gouache on paper. El lissitzky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect who designed many exhibitions and propaganda for the Soviet Union in the early 20th century. He was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich.

El Lissitzky / Proun. Oil on wood. 74,2 x49, 5. Private collection Leonid Sachs, United States

from Smashing Magazine

Bauhaus: Ninety Years of Inspiration

1919 •El Lissitzky - This piece is titled “Beat Back the Whites with the Red Wedge,” and is probably the most famous single design by Lissit...

el lissitzky's proun room, 1923 (saw it at moma in ON LINE, loved it)

El Lissitzky 구성주의, 단순한 도형들이 얽혀 전체적으로 복잡해보이는 형태를 만든 점이 흥미롭고 넓은 면적인 형태들과 선적인 형태들의 대비가 극명하게 나타납니다. 비례들이 서로 달라서 지루하지 않습니다. 앞과 뒤에 자리한 형태들이 나타난 것이 흥미롭습니다.