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The New Artists.

Timur Novikov: Roots – E-E Kozlov: Cosmos

Text: Hannelore Fobo, 2020

Works cited

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(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
В этом мире всё материально, кроме мысли.
Everything in this world but thought is material.

Front page crayon on cardboard, 14.5 x 18.4 cm.Berlin 1955-2020.
The text continues on the reverse (see below >>). The full text (front and reverse) is the title of a painting from 2020, a fragment of which can be seen below the cardboard.

Photo: Hannelore Fobo, 2020

Works cited

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Ночью окончена работа над картиной «В ударных бригадах были свои музыканты». Искал и нашел новые способы выражения. В целом и по деталям вся картина меня удовлетворяет. Web 20 August 2020.


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The New Artists. Edited by Ekaterina Andreeva and Nelly Podgorskaya. Moscow: Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2012 pp 27-31

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Wassily Kandinsky

English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky

Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Кандинский,_Василий_Васильевич

French: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassily_Kandinsky

German: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassily_Kandinsky

Kazimir Malevich

English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimir_Malevich

Polish: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimierz_Malewicz

Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Малевич,_Казимир_Северинович

Ukranian: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Малевич_Казимир_Северинович

For details see Artur Rudzitskiy’s interview with Andrzej Turovskiy from 9 April 2009: Istochnik: “V nekotorykh anketakh 1920-kh godov v grafe „natsional’nost’“ Kazimir Malevich pisal: ukrainets“ https://life.pravda.com.ua/society/2009/04/9/17532/

Marc Chagall

English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Chagall

Russian: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Шагал,_Марк_Захарович

French: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Chagall

French: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagall_(homonymie)

Belorussian (pre-orthographic reform): https://be-tarask.wikipedia.org/wiki/Марк_Шагал

Belorussian (post-orthographic reform): https://be.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Марк_Шагал

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov
(Даже Душа имеет свой вес и объём)
(Even the soul possesses weight and volume)

Reverse, crayon on cardboard, 14.5 x 18.4 cm. Berlin 1955-2020.
The text on the front page is at th top of the page. The full text (front and reverse) is the title of a painting from 2020, a fragment of which can be seen below the cardboard.

Photo: Hannelore Fobo, 2020

Introduction: The ostensibly synchronistic evolution of the New Artists

Part One: The New Artists and the Russian avant-garde

Chapter 1. Timur Novikov: native roots and western influences

Chapter 2. Perestroika, the Mayakovsky Friends Club, and pop art

Chapter 3. E-E Kozlov: Two Cosmic Systems

Chapter 4. ROSTA Windows stencil techniques – updated

Chapter 5. The inclusion or exclusion of stylistic influences

Chapter 6. From Mayakovsky to Larionov and folk art: something of everything

Chapter 7. Beyond the trend: Kozlov’s portrait of Timur Novikov (1988)

Chapter 8. Cosmopolitism and ethnicity: how Russian is the Russian avant-garde?

Chapter 9. Narodnost’: quite simply the people

Part Two: E-E Kozlov and Peterhof

Chapter 10. Fishing at Peter the Great’s pond
Chapter 11. The Petrodvorets Canteen Combine

Chapter 12. Galaxy Gallery

Chapter 13. A perception of pureness

– Works cited –


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