Cubofuturism is a trend in the art of avant-garde in the early twentieth century, combining the achievements of Italian futurists and French cubists. In the visual arts, cubofuturism arose on the basis of a rethinking of the art theories of Cezannism, Cubism, Futurism and Russian neo-primitivism, revealing an eclectic phenomenon with a bright national color. The new aesthetics (the second name is “Russian Cubism”), which existed for a short period of time – from 1911 to 1916, served as a transitional stage from the artistic searches of the early twentieth century. To the largest trends and truly original creations of the Russian avant-garde – Suprematism of K. Malevich, constructivism of V. Tatlin and E. Lisitsky, analytical art of P. Filonov. Continue reading
Analytical art is an artistic method developed and justified by Pavel Filonov in theoretical works (“Canon and the Law”, 1912; “Paintings Made”, 1914; “Declaration of the World Prosperity”, 1923) and in his own painting.
Starting from cubism as a carrier of a rationalistic principle, Filonov contrasted him with the principle of organic growth (how a tree grows) of the artistic form and the “completeness” of paintings.
The principle of accomplishment is the main point of Analytical Art. The artist “builds” his picture of how nature “creates” from atoms “and molecules larger formations. Understanding that “in any object there are not two predicates, shape and color, but a whole world of visible and invisible phenomena, their emanations, reactions, inclusions, genesis, being, known or secret properties, which in turn sometimes have countless predicates,” Filonov was I am convinced that all this variety of properties can be plastically expressed in painting. Continue reading