In 1920-21 El Lissitsky produced a series of drawings
of costume and theatrical designs for Victory over
the Sun. How such drawings could have been useful
for actual costumes is not clear, but this was never
a problem as they were never used. Still, it is interesting
to compare Lissitsky's drawings with those produced
by Malevich for the original production in 1913. Such
a comparison points up the differences between the more
architecturally and engineeringly-oriented constructivist
school, and Malevich's more painterly concept of suprematism.
RIGHT: This drawing shows a Futurist Strongman.