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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