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Aleksander Rodchenko

Posted on December 13, 2011 by aks

Pure Red, Pure Yellow, and Pure Blue Colors 1921

On the one hand, the (Russian) constructivists wanted to analyze the primary elements of all experience: to go back to a modular two-by-four art, to strip away everything until only the fundamental, elemental basics of art remained. This led to works like Rodchenko‚Äôs painting Pure Red, Pure Yellow, and Pure Blue Colors, which consists of nothing more than three panels–one red, one yellow, one blue — placed in a row.

– Kirk Varnedoe, Picutres of Nothing

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