, Alexander Kruchenykh, Vladmir Mayakovsky, Victor Khlebnikov.
The khokhol, for example, makes a striking appearance in David Burliuk
's 1918 painting Witch Doctor.
Moscow, Russia, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The publication of Michael Craig's first book "Journey to Ogasawara" has been eagerly anticipated and is a companion to the film from Copernicus Films "David Burliuk and the Japanese avant-garde"
The book, is an account of the journey which the film maker Michael Craig with his company Copernicus Films made to the unique tropical island of Ogasawara whilst filming "David Burliuk and the Japanese Avant-garde." Its volcanic origins and remoteness make it an area of ecological and scientific significance and is protected by UNESCO.
A collaboration by the Hylaea group of poets and artists, this collection of verse, prose, and ten illustrations by Vladimir Burliuk--each a portrait of one of the book's contributors--is printed by letterpress on the verso of sheets of cheap wallpaper, under which, as David Burliuk
later noted with abject relish, bedbugs and cockroaches had once scurried.
In a memoir, David Smith's wife, the painter/sculptor Dorothy Dehner, adds to Graham's inner circle Pollock, David Burliuk
, Edgar Levy, Milton Avery, Jean Xeron, and Frederick Kiesler.
Born in 1894, he joined the Russian Futurists, a collection of poets headed by his friend David Burliuk
, despite never having written a line of verse.
Khlebnikov, Livshits, and Elena Guro all figure in the discussion, as does-perhaps more surprisingly (as a prose writer)--Kandinskii, while David Burliuk
can apparently even be credited with coining the term 'minimalism' (in a 1929 catalogue essay on John Graham, ne Ivan Dombrovskii).
The linking of the locomotive, landscape, and speed was a frequent motif in poetry (David Burliuk
) and in avant-garde cinema.
There are less familiar names too--Gileia leader David Burliuk
; Aleksei Kruchenykh, who like Mayakovsky attended art school before becoming a poet.
It's worth noting that he is described--not with any degree of accuracy --as having studied with Kenyon Cox in New York in 1882 and with Bouguereau in Paris in 1888.) In his later years, younger figurative artists, including the Soyer brothers and David Burliuk
, were fascinated by Eilshemius and apparently kept in touch with him.