‘Russian Avant-Garde’ at Villa Manin

At Villa Manin, Passariano, near Udine, for the fascinating exhibition ‘Avanguardia Russa’. The exhibition displays works from the Costakis collection of early twentieth-century Russian avant-garde art, collected in extraordinary circumstances while George Costakis worked in Moscow for the Greek and Canadian embassies.

The exhibition shows examples from all the major movements from 1910 to 1930 in Russia, including Symbolism, Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism and Constructivism, from artists including Malevich, Popova, Rodchenko, El Lissitsky, Tatlin and others. Also on display is a superb collection of photographs by Alexander Rodchenko.

Kazimir Malevich 'Portrait' (1910)

Kazimir Malevich ‘Portrait’ (1910)

Kazimir Malevich 'Austrian went into Radziwill' WWI propaganda (1914)

Kazimir Malevich ‘Austrian went into Kadziwill’ (1914)

Ivan Kliun 'Portrait of the Artist's Wife (1910)

Ivan Kliun ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Wife’ (1910)

Liubov Popova 'Travelling Woman' (1915)

Liubov Popova ‘Travelling Woman’ (1915)

Alexander Rodchenko 'Books' (1924)

Alexander Rodchenko ‘Books’ (1924)

Alexander Rodchenko 'Pioneer Trumpet Player' (1930)

Alexander Rodchenko ‘Pioneer Trumpet Player’ (1930)

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