Hello everyone, this is copied from my blog
, but I thought it might be interesting for those of you with a fancy for avant-garde art!
When researching Aleksandr Blok's poem "The Twelve"/Двенадцать
(1918) last term, I came across Yuri Annenkov's original illustration. (Images are quite shamelessly stolen as per usual, please refer to the site linked below).
Yuri Annenkov himself is famous for the many portraits he made of Russian socialites and intelligentsia in the period 1910-1920, in a unique style seemingly influenced by suprematism, cubism and neo-realism. He defected in the early 1920s and went to Paris, where he worked as a lauded costume and set designer for film and theatre until his death in 1974.( Click for illustrations, with snippets from the poem.Collapse )