Thursday, August 30, 2012

pleased to meet you: varvara stepanova

fun facts

Varvara was a Russian artist born in Lithuania (b.1894-d.1958). 

in 1919 she became involved with the Futurist poets, composing poems and collages.

after the revolution she worked at the Museums Office of the Department of Fine Arts and taught at the Academy of Social Education.

in 1922 she designed the set and costumes for Meyerhold's production of Sukhovo-Kobylin's Smert' Tarelkina (The Death of Tarelkin). the costumes were simple geometric shapes in two colors.

using this same geometric style, she produced textiles designs for The First State Textile Print Factory.

a simple, well-done geo print can go a long way and her color choices add extra interest to her designs.
do you like her simplistic style? would you wear her designs on a piece of clothing? 
my vote would be yes.

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