Blue and Red
Central Park Landscapes
Face to Face
Sculptural Sand Reliefs
Song of Love
Time of Beauty
Vkhutemas (Russian: ВХУТЕМАС, Высшие художественно-технические мастерские is acronym for Higher Art and Technical Studios) was the Russian state art and technical school founded in 1920 in Moscow, in 1926 its name was modified: "Institute" instead of "Studios" (ВХУТЕИН, Высший художественно-технический институт). It was dissolved in 1930.
Vkhutemas was closely parallel to the German Bauhaus in its intent, organization and scope. Both schools were state-sponsored initiatives to merge the craft tradition with modern technology, with a Basic Course in aesthetic principles, courses in color theory, industrial design, and architecture. Both schools flourished in a relatively liberal period, and were closed under pressure from increasingly totalitarian regimes.
Professors at the school included some of the significant names of Russia philosophy, art and architecture of the period, most of them associated with Constructivism: Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Vladimir Tatlin, Pavel Florensky, Vladimir Andreevic, Aleksandr Larionov, Vladimir Favorsky, Konstantin Melnikov, Vasily Kandinsky, Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, Moisei Ginzburg, Meer Akselrod and Gustav Klutsis.
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