Print, Muzykal'naia nov' (Musical New Land) , No. 10
This is a print. It was graphic design by Liubov Popova and collected by Merrill Berman. We acquired it in 2014. Its medium is letterpress on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
While trained as a painter, Liubov Popova abandoned her painting career in 1921 for art that served the people and the communist State. Strongly influenced by Kasimir Malevich and Alexandr Rodchenko, she applied a Constructivist aesthetic to her posters and other printed ephemera, textiles, stage design, clothing and ceramics. Presented here is an issue of the Russian avant-garde journal, Muzykal’naia nov’ (Musical New Land), no. 4, 1924, with a cover by Popova. This is a powerful graphic whose boldness and central focus approaches graphic designs of Rodchenko. The Musical New Land journal is relatively rare, since only 1500 copies were printed.
This object was donated by Merrill Berman.
Cite this object as
Print, Muzykal'naia nov' (Musical New Land) , No. 10; Graphic design by Liubov Popova (Russian, 1889–1924); letterpress on paper; 2014-45-1