The Russian Revolution, Futurism and Avant-Garde in the Arts|
Fall 2006 not offered
ARHA 239, REES 242|
The main topics of this course are: theories of leftist culture in Russia in the 1910-20s; Futuristic events created by Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burliuk, Mikhail Larionov, and others; poetry by Kruchonykh, Khlebnikov, Mayakovsky, and others; The Association of Real Art (OBERIU); ideas of "transreason" (zaum') or "transrational language" (zaumnyi iazyk); Futurist literary and artistic groups; avant-garde philosophy in the visual arts; Suprematism and Rayonism in painting (Malevich, Shkolnik, Filonov); Futurist theater (Victory over the Sun; Vladimir Mayakovsky: A Tragedy); Futurists after the socialist revolution; "Proletcult" group: theories of Bogdanov and Kerzhentsev; the theater of Vsevolod Meyerhold: theater Constructivism and Biomechanics; the theater of Igor Terentyev; the "Left Front of the Arts" and its journals; the Formalist school of literature and arts studies; Trotsky as a theorist of Futurism; the struggle of the Bolsheviks against the avant-garde and Futurism.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
John E. Bowlt ed. RUSSIAN ART OF THE AVANT-GARDE: THEORY AND CRITICISM 1902-1934
Anna Lawton and Herbert Eagle, RUSSIAN FUTURISM THROUGH ITS MANIFESTOES, 1912-1928
Michael Kirby, THE ART OF TIME: ESSAYS ON THE AVANT-GARDE
Vladimir Markov, RUSSIAN FUTURISM
Tony Richardson and Nikos Stangos, ed., CONCEPTS OF MODERN ART
Works by Khlebnikov, Mayakovsky, Vvedensky, and Kharms
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers/presentations and final examination.