Oпыт теории живописи. (Opyt teorii zhivopisi.) [Fundamentals of a Theory of Painting.]. Nikolai Tarabukin.
Russian Avant-Garde

Oпыт теории живописи. (Opyt teorii zhivopisi.) [Fundamentals of a Theory of Painting.]

Moscow: Bсероссийский Пролеткульт (All-Russian Proletkult), 1923. First edition. In publisher’s modernist, typographical wrappers. 69, (3) p. Somewhat chipped at edges. Paper yellowed due to aging. Underlines and marks on p. 13. and 14. in ink, notes on p. 18 in pencil. A few pages are torn at gutter, with no effect on the text. Ownership inscriptions on cover and title page. Otherwise clean and firm. Overall in fine condition.

First edition of Tarabukin’s theoretical work on avant-garde and modern art.

The Fundamentals of a Theory of Painting was written in 1916, by the influential Russian-Soviet art historian Nikolai Tarabukin (1889–1956) and published by the All-Russian Proletkult, the avant-garde Soviet artistic institution, in 1923. In this theoretical work, Tarabukin discusses the state of contemporary art, analyzes Tatlin’s work, and the Cubist and Futurist movement in the context of the cultural tradition.

Ref.: [English translation:] Tarabukin, N.. Fundamentals of a Theory of Painting. Trans. Lev Chaim, Эксперимент/Experiment. A Journal of Russian Culture 3, Los Angeles, 1997.


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