Liubov Popova

1889-1924 Russia-Constructivism/Cubism

 

Brief Biography-It is perhaps best to describe Liubov Popova as an avant-garde artist. She embraced different outlooks of movements, including Cubism and Futurism. Popova was raised in a wealthy family near Moscow and was tutored at home at a very young age before going to the School of Painting and Drawing in Moscow. In 1912 she went to Paris and studied at the Académie de la Palette under the cubist artist Henri Le Fauconnier. In 1916, she associated with the Suprematist group and Kazimir Malevich. She imbued politics into her works after the revolution, changing her views from an upper-class background to very much a comrade. She spent her later years stage set designing and teaching at the Vkhutemas, the Russian state art and technical school established by Vladimir Lenin. Popova died young of scarlet fever in 1924.

 

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The
violin

The violin


Handmade

Handmadde


Collage

Collage

The
Model-

The Model-Standing Figure

Pictorial
Architectonic

Pictorial Architectonic

Painterly
Architectonic

Painterly Architectonic

A
Philosopher

A Philosopher

Red
Triangles

Red Triangle

Geometric
Abstraction

Geometric Abstraction

Black
Geometry

Black Geometry

Air
Man Space

Air Man Space

Painterly
Construction

Painterly Construction

Spatial
Force

Spatial Force Construction

The Pictorial
Architectonics

The Pictorial Architectonics

Cubist Urban
Landscape

Cubist Urban Landscape

Space Power
Construction

Space Power Construction

composition
1917

composition Nineteen Seventeen

painterly
architectonic c1916

painterly architectonic nineteen sixteen

textile design
c 1923 1924

textile design nineteen twenty three