Vasyl Yermylov and Constructivism

The Constructivist idea fell on fertile soil in Ukraine – especially in Kharkiv, the new capital after the Revolution. Given the rich cultural life of that city that should not come as a surprise. In 1919, for example, Vasyl Yermylov and Bernard Kratko founded...

The Ukrainian Avant-Garde

Implicit in the paradigm of Western modernism is the notion that the avant-garde movement is predicated on a radical reversal or insistent deviation from established artistic canon or norms. If one adopts this Western historicist view-one that presupposes some kind of...

About artist Alexandra Exter

Alexandra Exter (1882—1949) – undoubtedly one of the most fascinating avant-garde artists of Ukraine and Russia in the early twentieth century. Exter was able to give a highly individualized interpretation to the basic problems of contemporary art. Like many of...
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