Vladimir Tatlin


Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953) was a polymath who worked as a painter, a sculptor, and a stage designer. Tatlin sided with the Communists after the revolution. His "Monument to the III International" (begun in 1919) was an important forerunner of Constructivist architecture. Tatlin completed his constructivist stage set and costume designs for Zangezi for a memorial production in honor of his friend Khlebnikov who had died in 1922. To the left is his "Female Model" painted sometime around 1910.

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