El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky’s work is made up of basic shapes that he put together to form a relationship between one another in one image. His work itself is compositionally interesting, creating flat pieces that look simple but they move toward the category of contemporary art rather than a simple designer.

I thought his work would be good to look at for this project as a motion graphic piece of work could just be made up of flat simple shapes that move to tell a story and in time with the music.

prounroom

“In his early years he developed a style of painting in which he used abstract geometric shapes, which he referred to as “prouns”, to define the spatial relationships of his compositions. The shapes were developed in a 3-dimensional space, that often contained varying perspectives, which was a direct contrast to the ideas of suprematist theories which stressed the simplification of shapes and the use of 2D space only.

He moved around in the 1920s and spent time in both Germany as a cultural representative of Russia and, after he was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, Switzerland in a Swiss sanatorium. But this never stopped him from working as he continued to produce propaganda posters, books, buildings and exhibitions for the Soviet Union. in 1932 Stalin demanded that artists conform to much stricter guidelines or be blacklisted, Lissitzky managed to retain his position as head of exhibitions. In 1941 his tuberculosis overcame him and caused his death.”

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