Non-Objective Composition, c.1920. Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter and designer. In 1916 she joined the Supremus group with Malevich, the founder of Suprematism. The creation of a new kind of painting was part of the revolutionary urge of the Russian avant-garde to remake the world. However there was a tension between those who, like Malevich saw art as a spiritual quest, & others who responded to the need for the artist to create a new physical world.
Proun 10 Painting, 1919. El Lissitzky was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop Suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich, and designing numerous exhibition displays and propaganda works for the former Soviet Union. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he experimented with production techniques and stylistic devices that would go on to dominate 20th-century graphic design.
Tatlin's Tower. Vladimir Tatlin was a Russian & Soviet painter and architect. With Kazimir Malevich he was one of the two most important figures in the Russian avant-garde art movement of the 1920s, and he later became an important artist in the Constructivist movement. He is most famous for his design for The Monument to the Third International, more commonly known as Tatlin's Tower, which he began in 1919.
Proun, ca 1922-23 gouache on paper. El lissitzky (1890-1941) was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, typographer, polemicist and architect who designed many exhibitions and propaganda for the Soviet Union in the early 20th century. He was an important figure of the Russian avant garde, helping develop suprematism with his mentor, Kazimir Malevich.