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Maker(s):Rozanova, Ol’ga Vladimirovna
Culture:Russian (1886-1918)
Title:Battle in Three Spheres: Land, Sea, and Air, from the portfolio 'War'
Date Made:1916
Type:Print
Materials:Linoleum cut printed in red on paper
Place Made:Petrograd
Measurements:Sheet: 15 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.; 38.7 x 32.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.56.16
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
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Label Text:
This work captures the madness of war. All three spheres—land, sea, and air—seem to meld into an abstract red explosion. Rozanova created the whole series in the second year of the war and expresses war-weariness throughout. While the hope for a timely and merciful end of the war was fading, the polyphony of Battle on Land, Sea, and in the Air appears like an apotheosis in which red is at once the color of destruction and of new life.
BJ, 2014

Tags:
text; writing; red; lines; battlefields; narrative

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