Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My tractor’s got no nose

Hastily cobbled-together first draft of a thesis, after visiting Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism at Tate Modern (and fondly remembering a previous exhibition at the V&A):
SOVIET CONSTRUCTIVISM IS REALLY JUST MODERNISM WITHOUT A REDEEMING SENSE OF HUMOUR

4 comments:

GreatSheElephant said...

In Soviet Russia Modernism laughs at you?

patroclus said...

Modernism had a sense of humour?

Billy said...

They did accidentally invent the album cover though.

Tim Footman said...

Yes, GSE, a dry, hollow laugh, like the echo of an abandoned salt mine.

Patroclus: Well the notes to The Waste Land are pretty droll.

Very true, Billy. And then they invented Shostakovich, so they had something to put inside.