Abstraction and Estrangement across the Arts in the Russian Avant-garde
Norbert Francis
October 2020

The turn of the nineteenth century marked an inflection point in modern painting and sculpture accompanied by new experimentation and research in literature, a movement that has yet to recede in our time. Russian artists and writers found themselves at the very center of a historic moment. The February Revolution of 1917 propelled this development forward in Russia into the second half of the 1920s. Notably, modern and experimental currents in the plastic arts maintained close contact with the verbal arts, this interaction being the topic of the present chapter.
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Published in: The Poetics of the Avant-garde in Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
keywords: russian formalists, futurism, verbal art, poetics, musical perception, semantics, phonology
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