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Unformatted text preview: laws of "pure" art to objects of utilitarian purpose and mass consumption, and to "build a bridge" between art and the new "savior" of the people -- industry ( Gray , 250). In this connection, the Constructivists heralded the death of easel painting and asserted that the artist was a researcher, an engineer, and an "art constructor." Thus, Constructivism was essentially re-adapted to fit utilitarian purposes and to fulfill (if only unconventionally) the material needs of the people. The Constructivist artists and their works affected many facets of Russian life, including architecture, applied arts (particularly furniture, china, textile and clothing design, book illustration), theatre (stage and costume design), and film....
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