El Lissitzky Pro dva kvadrata. Suprematicheskii skaz v 6-ti postroikakh ( Of Two Squares: A Suprematist Tale in Six Constructions ) 1922

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About Two Squares is a children’s book about a black square and a red square that fly to earth from afar. For Lissitzky they symbolized the superiority of the new Soviet order (the red square) over the old (the black square). The artist’s abstract style was profoundly influenced by Kazimir Malevich's Suprematism, but after 1921 he aligned himself with Russian Constructivist principles and sought to move Suprematism’s abstract language into the service of the new social and political order.

Gallery label from Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, June 11–August 18, 2008.
Author
the artist
Medium
Book with seven letterpress illustrations (including cover)
Dimensions
page (each): 10 15/16 x 8 7/8" (27.8 x 22.5 cm)
Publisher
Skify (Scythians), Berlin
Printer
unknown
Edition
unknown
Credit
Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Object number
89.2001
Copyright
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints

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