Alexander Rodchenko and his Influence Today


Alexander Rodchenko was a Russian avant garde artist. First a graphic designer and later he became a photographer.  His photographs were more photomontages. He is very influential and we can see many artists referencing him today. First of all the graphic designers of 20th century are very much influenced by him.  He lived when there was a lot of political changes in Russia and his work reflected that. He is one of the founders of Constructivist art.

Barbara Kruger is a conceptual artist,whom I like very much and whose photographic works and the used texts accompany each other in a great way , is clearly influenced by Rodchenko.

These are some of her works:

You can also see Franz Ferdinand’s cover for their album ‘You Could Have it So Much Better’ references the second image in this post.

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