Cubism and early abstraction

The art of the Russian avant-garde

Artists in the young Soviet Union saw abstraction and collage as a means of changing both art and society.

1918 - 1941

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A new world after the Russian Revolution: Malevich’s <em>Suprematist Composition: White on White</em>
A new world after the Russian Revolution: Malevich’s Suprematist Composition: White on White

Malevich believed that artists, and art, could pave the way to a better future. But would they?

Varvara Stepanova, <em>The Results of the First Five-Year Plan</em>
Varvara Stepanova, The Results of the First Five-Year Plan

Stepanova lent her artistic talents to the cause of promoting the ideals of the Soviet Union.

Selected Contributors | The art of the Russian avant-garde