Ukrainian Avant-gard

Author: Pictoric illustrators club
Publishing house: Artbook
Year: 2016
Size: A5, 16 postcards
Language: english
120 UAH
Рostcards set


1910 – 1930's occupy a prominent place in the history of Ukrainian art. In 1973, an authoritative expert in modernist art, French art historian A. Nakov defined the phenomenon of that time as “Ukrainian avant-garde." Avant-garde art in Ukraine was formed as the synthesis of European modernism and folk art traditions. As early as 1909 – 1910, the works of the Cubists, Futurists and Fauvists were presented at the Izdebsky Salon exhibitions in Odesa, Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolayiv. O. Ekster, D. Burliuk, M. Boychuk, W. Meller became “agents" to import the advanced modernism ideas. The avant-garde art studios, associations of artists, innovative scenography began to appear on this background in Ukraine. A unique feature of Ukrainian avant-garde are numerous examples of cooperation of craftsmen and avant-garde artists. The works performed by folk artists from sketches of O. Ekster, N. Henke, B. Krichevsky were a great success at exhibitions in Kyiv, Moscow and Paris.
Over 20 years of Ukrainian avant-garde, such movements as Cubo- Futurism, Constructivism, Panfuturism and Spektralizm were formed. First Ukrainian higher art institutions appeared in Kyiv, Odesa and Kharkiv. Among the authors of theoretical studies were such masters as O. Bohomazov and K. Malevich. The artistic avant-garde was extensive in structure and of a truly national importance. Its impact became a major source of non-conformism art of the 1960's and the revival of modernism in the 1990's.