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. This drawing shows a Futurist Strongman.




#63 The Time Traveler from Lissitsky's drawings for "Victory Over the Sun".