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Maker(s):Kudriashov, Ivan
Culture:Russian (1896-1972)
Title:Futurist Tram
Date Made:1918
Materials:Pencil on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 8 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.; 20.5 x 13.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.235
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Kudriashov’s Futurist Tram celebrates technical and industrial progress. Everything in the drawing seems to be moving and spinning, as if to render the speed of modern life.

In 1918 Kudriashov was close to finishing his artistic education at the State Free Art Studios (SVOMAS). Like many of his contemporaries in the mid-1910s, the artist was attracted by Futurism, which aimed to capture the dynamism of its time and subjects. Along with its Italian counterpart and international Dadaism, Russian Futurism represented the most radical answer to the senselessness of the First World War and the end of the system that had perpetrated it.
BJ, 2014

sketches; stations; abstract; public spaces

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