Art Sunday #169: Aleksandra Ekster

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Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Ekster (1882-1949) cubo-futurist, suprematist, constructivist and designer is one of most famous Russian Avant Garde female painters that gained international recognition. She was a multi talented artist – a painter, ceramist, graphic artist, clothes designer. Alexandra Ekster would also become a co-founder of the Art Deco. In Paris, Aleksandra Ekster was a personal friend of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who introduced her to Gertrude Stein. In 1914, Ekster participated in the Salon des Indépendants exhibitions in Paris, together with Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Archipenko, Vadym Meller, Sonia Delaunay-Terk and other French and Russian artists.



6 responses to “Art Sunday #169: Aleksandra Ekster

  1. I would have to agree with Buffalo Tom Peabody, the painting is a little too Artsy Fartsy for me too. I don’t mean to put a fellow female’s art down but, is the figure in the picture about to do a cartwheel?

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  2. Artsy and most definitely fartsy, Jim.
    I took one look at this and I just knew that Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein had to be behind it! Pablo was a real character! Did you know that he enjoyed shocking people by walking around naked? …and that was before men started shaving off all their extra hair! Yikes! I’m pretty sure that today he would be #metoo’d all over Twitter! There’s an old guy that lives down the road from us, his name is Pooter and he has an old Buick up on cinder blocks in his front yard and it has a hood ornament that looks just like this painting! I can’t wait to tell Pooter that his hood ornament was featured in a painting by Alexandra, The Russian Lady Who was fooling around with Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein! He’s a trump supporter so he’ll think it’s all fake news about Trump/Russia! You can’t make this stuff up, Jim!👍😒👍

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