Jules Isnard Dransy, Visit the International Colonial Exhibition, 1931.
De Stijl - “The Style” • Common aim and utopian vision. Universal harmony. Response to the trauma of World War I. • Influenced by Cubism and geometric abstraction. • Rejection of the decorative arts of Art Nouveau and over-emotional Expressionism. • Favored a simple, logical style that emphasized construction and function. • Appropriate for every aspect of modern life. Key Players - Founded in 1917 by a group of artists and architects Theo Van Doesburg Piet Mondrian Bart van der Leck Gerrit Rietveld
Theo Van Doesburg Theo Van Doesburg and Vilmos Huszar, De Stijl, 1919
De Stijl and Dada Theo Van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters, Kleine Dada Soiree, Small Dada Evening!),1922.
Suprematism - Fine art medium. Direct emotional appeal to viewer. Kasimir Malevich, Suprematist composition; Airplaine Flying, 1914-1915
Dmitri Moor, Have you enrolled as a volunteer?, 1920. Alfred Leete, Your Country Needs You!, 1914.
Suprematism - Fine art medium. Direct emotional appeal to viewer. El Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (1920)
The Constructivists declared themselves for the revolution. El Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (1920)
Constructivism - Coined in 1921, rejection of self-expression combined with a commitment to industrial materials that made it a natural fit with the ideological goals of new communist regime. Alexander Rodchenko, Dobrolet, 1923.
“Comrades, don’t argue! Soviet citizens will become stronger in sport. In our might is our right. And where is strength? In this cocoa.” Alexander Rodchenko, Kakao, 1923.
Photomontage - composite image made up of a variety of photographic source materials. Gustav Klustis, Under the Banner for Lenin for Socialist Construction, USSR, 1931.
Franz Ferdinand's cover was inspired by Rodchenko's Poster (1924) and his photograph of "Lilya Brik" (1924).