№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 53 March 2016

History of architecture


Smekalov Igor V.

PhD (Art Studies).
Associate Professor, Subdepartment of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Orenburg State University,
Orenburg, Russia, e-mail: igor.smekalov@mail.ru

PEDAGOGICAL EXPERIMENTS OF SUPREMATISTS IN ORENBURG. BASED ON CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN IVAN KUDRYASHOV AND THE VITEBSK CREATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE UNOVIS (1920–1922)


Based on an analysis of little-known archival sources, the article describes the pedagogical activities of the artists Ivan Kudryashov, Nadezhda Timofeyeva, and Sergey Kalmykov, suprematism representatives in Orenburg. Supported directly by Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitzky, they set up a local branch of the UNOVIS (The Champions of New Arts) within the Orenburg GKhSM (State Free Art Studios) following the model of the Vitebsk ("parental") organization, and then put into practice their general pedagogical programme. The article reconstructs the stages of this work and identifies parallels in the art of the two creative educational centres of suprematism.

Key words: Narkompros, UNOVIS, State Free Art Studios, VKHUTEMAS, regional avant-garde centres



References

1. In Malevich’s Circle: Companions, Disciples, Followers in Russia in the 1920–1950s. Мoscow: Palace Editions, 2000. (in Russian)

2. Rakitin, V. (1995) Kudriashov and Unovis (previously unpublished letters). In: Russian Avant-Garde 1910–1930. The G. Costaкis Collection. Тheory-Сriticism. Athens.


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