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Maker(s):Rozanova, Ol'ga
Culture:Russian (1886-1918)
Title:Airplanes over the City, from the portfolio 'War'
Date Made:1916
Materials:Collage on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 12 1/8 x 15 7/8 in.; 30.8 x 40.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.56.6
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
The image of the airplane attracted many twentieth-century artists and poets, especially the Futurists. A traditionally Futurist mentality dominates this work, which combines collage with linocut and figurative with abstract elements. A schematic city appears in the largest rectangular element of the picture, while the figures of an airplane and a man floating (or flying) are printed on smaller rectangles and affixed to the supporting sheet. Abstract colored shapes complete the composition. Rozanova created this sheet as a collage for each of the portfolios. While they are similar in composition, they are not identical.
BJ, 2014

abstract; aircraft; cities; urban; violence; wars

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