David Burliuk, father of Russian futurism

by on April 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm in The Arts | Permalink


Live-Evil April 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

My LSD trips aren’t this vivid.

Mark Thorson April 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Does Tyler own this painting?

Tyler Cowen April 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

No, but he would like to!

Bill Ellis April 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Very cool.
My first impression… Der Blaue Reiter meets WPA Social Realism.

Dismalist April 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm


Affe April 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Looks like Chagall and Kandinsky had a love child.

Thor April 21, 2013 at 1:25 am

Well, they may not have been entirely sober during the conception…

Andrew April 20, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Isn’t Russian Futurism an oxymoron? Is that mean?

Merijn Knibbe April 21, 2013 at 2:57 am

Compare this Burliuk drawing (1914): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:David_Burliuk_Dokhlaya_Luna_1914.jpg

With this John Lennon drawing (1998 according to the website, but might be a little older): http://www.artbrokerage.com/John-Lennon/Bag-One-56460 ($6.900, by the way)

And these 1928 drawings from a mouse (a little less convincing but nevertheless): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mickey_Mouse_concept_art.jpg

Sam April 21, 2013 at 3:36 am

Reading a little about him, first question is how can someone be described both futurist and neoprimitivist?

dan1111 April 21, 2013 at 4:02 am

By thinking the future will be primitive?

Todd Fletcher April 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I’d say the future turned out even more gaudy than he imagined

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