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Modernist

Abstraction
and the
New Woman
Dresses by Sonia Delaunay, Paris
1925 Exhibition
Menu card designed by either Vanessa Bell or
Duncan Grant probably for the dinner held at the
Bell's Gordon Square home to celebrate the
opening of the Omega Workshops.
Vanessa Bell
(b London, 30 May 1879; d Charleston,
Firle, Sussex, 7 April 1961)

Abstract Painting, oil on canvas,


441×387 mm, c. 1914 (London,
Tate)
Duncan Grant
Vanessa Bell
Pregnant
1918 oil on canvas
Mackelvie Trust
Vanessa Bell: Collection
Interior with a Table 1921
Oil on canvas
540 x 641 mm
Sonia [Sophie] Delaunay
(b Gradizhsk, Ukraine, 14 Nov 1885;
d Paris, 5 Dec 1979)
Contrastes simultanés
(1912; Paris, Pompidou)

La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite


Jehanne de France (published in October 1913
in the form of a vertical scroll almost 2 m long)
Le Somptier’s Le P’tit Parigot and Marcel
l’Herbier’s Vertige (both 1926)
Sophie [née Taeuber] Arp
(b Davos, 19 Jan 1889; d Zurich, 13 Jan 1943)

Composition Dada (Tête au


plat) 1920, Oil on Canvas
laid on Cardboard,
27 x 34.5 cm, priv. coll.
Vertical and horizontal composition c.1928 construction of oil on composition
board103.0 (h) x 145.0 (w) cm, National Gallery of Australia
Rectangular Relief with Cut-out Rectangles, Applied Rectangles and Rising Cylinders
1936–9; Basle, Kstmus
Autumn
Trees in
Tutzing,
1909

Gabriele Münter
(b Berlin, 19 Feb 1877;
d Murnau, Bavaria, 19 May 1962)

Vasily Kandinsky: Composition IV ,


1911, Oil on canvas, 159.5 x 250.5 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfallen,
Dusseldorf
Still Life with St. George 1911

Münter: Kandinsky (1906; New


York, Leonard Hutton Gals)
Staffelsee in Autumn, 1923, oil
on board, National Museum of
Women in the Arts, Washington

Reflecting (1917; Munich, Lenbachhaus


The Russian Feminist Avant-Garde

Nadezhda Andreevna
Udaltsova [Russian
Painter, 1886-1961]

The Seamstress, 35.8 x 31in Oil, 1915


Natal’ya (Sergeyevna) Goncharova
(b Negayevo, Tula Province, 16 June 1881:
d Paris, 17 Oct 1962)

The Forest, c.1913


Oil on canvas, 53.8 x 81
cm Scottish National
Gallery of Modern Art
Gardening
oil, before 1908

Still-life on a Tiger Skin


(1910; Cologne, Mus. Ludwig)
A Peacock. Ca 1910
Oil on canvas, 104.5x100 cm
Ulyanovsk Art Museum

Evangelists 1911. Oil on canvas


(204 × 58 cm each), State
Russian Museum, St.
Petersburg
Rayist Forest (1913;
Lugano, Col. Thyssen-
Bornemisza)
Kirov's production of Les Noces, 1923
design costums for Le Coq d’or

'Costume espagnole', 1916


Lyubov’ (Sergeyevna) Popova
(b Ivanovskoye, nr Moscow, 24 April
1889; d Moscow, 25 May 1924)

Portrait of a Philosopher (Artists's brother,


Pavel Sergeyevich Popov), 1915
Vladimir Tatlin: Tower or The Monument to
the Third International, never built. Planned to Popova: The Jug on the Table, 1915
be erected in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) CONSTRUCTIVISM
after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
SUPREMATISM

Kasimir Malevich
Suprematist Painting (1916)

opova: Architectonic Painting 1917, Oil on


canvas, 29 13/16 x 21 in
Spatial Force Construction, 1921
Liubov Popova's maquette for
the construction used in
Meyerhold¹s 1922 production of
"The Magnanimous Cuckold"
Some of Popova and Stepanova’s design
textiles for mass manufacture at the First
State Textile Factory in Moscow, 1923-4
Alexandra Exter [Grigorovich]
(b Belostok, Russia [now Białystok, Poland], 6 Jan 1882.
d Fontenay-aux-Roses, Paris, 17 March 1949)

COMPOSITION (GENOA), 1912–14;


Oil on Canvas, 115.5 x 86.5 cm,
Cologne, Mus. Ludwig
Colored Rhythms. 1917. Gouache on board. 148x82
cm. Ludwig Museum (Cologne)

Colour Dynamism, 1916–17; oil and


gouache on canvas Cologne, Mus. Ludwig
Woman with birds, 1927 -8, oil on canvas,
81 x 65 cm, oil on canvas, priv. coll.

Construction. (1922–23)
Oil on canvas, 89.8 x 89.2 cm
The Museum of Modern Art,
New York