Tag Archives: Russian art

“The Fairground Booth” and “Petrushka”

This post is a fragment from a chapter of the book which will be published some time next year. The context is a comparison between the ballet “Petrushka” and “The Fairground Booth”. Both share roots in the Russian fairground and the … Continue reading

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Time Not Wasted

Not much done the last few days but all not lost. Yesterday spent a few hours on The Fairground Booth documentary. I have been working on semi computer generated sequence mostly made up of composited layers. I began it a … Continue reading

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Encounters with the book itself

Proof copies of the book Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde arrived and now have all been corrected. Nothing like seeing your own book in print. The results are not bad and now I can continue with marketing the book along … Continue reading

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“Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde” – Published

              Finally we can announce the publication of Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde which is now available on Amazon for purchase or download. Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde compliments the series of six films made … Continue reading

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Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde

Final tweaking of the book Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde Small irritating problems to be solved after first proof submission but its all to the good. The proofing stage is arduous and long partly because there are a great many … Continue reading

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New Kandinsky Exhibition at the Guggenheim

A new exhibition of Kandinsky’s work is now being exhibited at the Guggenheim  in New York. The film Kandinsky and the Russian House is available while the exhibition is in progress. Kandinsky and the Russian House is the 6th in a series of … Continue reading

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Exhibition – George Costaki

Exhibition about the great Soviet Collector of avant-garde art George Costaki

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Tarkovsky and Time – reprise

Watching many films which use slow motion for effect gives rise to the question of time in film making. Tarkovsky seemed to be able to create time in his films, to slowdown time, speed up time and play with the … Continue reading

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The Decadent Movement as one of the sources of the Russian avant-garde

Decadence  is sometimes quoted as the first avant-garde tendency in art of European culture. Many European commentators maintain that decadence became one of the first currents in the history of modernism (art Nouveau). For me one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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Kandinsky – Colour and Form

The Kandinsky section of the book about the Russian avant-garde is taking shape, based on the 6 part film series The Russian Avant-garde -Revolution or Renaissance . Needs some rewriting before graphics can be added and the text formatted for … Continue reading

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