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Unformatted text preview: (1912-13), Popova's Italian Still-Life (1914) and Seated Figure (ca. 1915), as well as Malevich's An Englishman in Moscow (1914) and The Knife Grinder (1912) are not only good examples of the painterly possibilities opened up by the Cubo-futurist style but also excellent illustrations of various artistic approaches to it. The Knife-Grinder shows some of Cubo-futurism's most characteristic features, including • the fragmentation of forms (derived from Cubism) • the focus on movement (from Futurism) • the bold colors and lines (from Neo-primitivism) • a general departure from objectivity. The painting is composed to render a "dynamic rhythm" that gives it a peculiar kind of unity. Cubo-futurism was the last major art movement in Russia before the artists surrendered to non-objective art so forcefully introduced by Suprematism....
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- Fall '10
- Cubism, History of painting, Futurism, Popova, Cubo-futurism