Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Ро́дченко; 5 December [O.S. 23 November] 1891 – December 3, 1956) was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design; he was married to the artist Varvara Stepanova. Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography. His photography was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic. Concerned with the need for analytical-documentary photo series, he often shot his subjects from odd angles—usually high above or down below—to shock the viewer and to postpone recognition. He wrote: "One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again."
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From 1907 to 1914, Rodchenko studied painting at the Kazan School of Art. In 1915, he moved to Moscow where he worked as an independent painter and designer, becoming one of the leading members of the constructivist movement. In 1921, Rodchenko renounced painting to concentrate on design and photography. He resumed his work as a painter in 1932 in Moscow, pursuing this career until 1942. From 1921 to 1932, Rodechenko worked as a magazine photographer and photographic reporter in Moscow. From 1942 to 1956, Rodchenko worked as an exhibition designer in Moscow. Russian painter, sculptor, designer, photographer.
Artist, Designer, Photojournalist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
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