Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday For Photography: El lissitzky

El Lissitzky- The constructor (1924)

El Lissitzky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist and is known for making propaganda for the Soviet Union.  He also started as a painter and after got interested in photography, design and architecture. Rodschenko was a member of his close circle of friend, and so was Kazimir Malevich. Malevich was the developer of the abstract art movement called Suprematism.

El Lissitzky started experimenting with photography around 1924 when he moved to Switzerland.  He experimented most with photomontage. In these montages he uses a combination of found-footage and photos he made himself. Often he would use multiple layers of photos over each other. In this case there is a self-portrait of the artist, a hand, some letters and geometrical shapes. 

No comments:

Post a Comment