Vladimir Tatlin

Tatlin’s most famous work is his architectural plans for “Monument to the Third International.” As a founding father of the Constructivist style, Tatlin sought to make beauty out of every day materials. This monument would have dwarfed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, reinforcing the rhetoric of Russian Supremacy. This tower was never built due to the shortage of funding and resources in post revolutionary Russia. Although it was never built, it still stands as an ode to post revolutionary sentiment and the beginning of Russian modernization.

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Thank you to the Guardian for the image http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jul/25/vladimir-tatlins-tower-st-petersburg

and the art story

http://www.theartstory.org/artist-tatlin-vladimir.htm

2 thoughts on “Vladimir Tatlin”

  1. What everyday materials where going to be implemented to build this monument? I think that when he was planning to build this he would have been thinking about everyday materials that are available at the time. Also when you say it would have dwarfed the Eiffel tower, do you mean the structure would have been larger physically or in terms of beauty?

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