"Painterly Architectonics" by Lyubov Popova
Medium:Reproduction print of original 1917 painting
Height: 24 in
Width: 18 in
Abstraction with large red shape in the center, surrounded by shapes of navy blue, white, yellow, and other hues.
This reproduction print represents one of many paintings in Lyubov Popova’s (1889-1924) series titled “Painterly Architectonic.” In this series painted between 1916 and 1918, Popova began to explore the possibilities of an abstract language by stacking blocks of color, creating rhythm within a highly structured composition. Her use of bright colors is one of Popova’s contribution to Suprematism, a term to describe a Russian art movement that rejected painting’s historic devotion to representation, focusing instead on the power of pure artistic feeling.