Ivan Vasiliyevich Kliun
wood, metal, oil, porcelain, wire
78.4 x 62 cm
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Kliun, who abandoned cubo-futurism, was enormously influenced by Malevich. In Fleeting Landscape, the artist attempts to represent what a man would see through the window of a moving train looking at houses, palisades and telephone poles dancing past. Kliun initially approached the “fleeting landscape” subject through painting and drawing, and then eventually decided to construct this “manufactured painting,” building it out of small pieces of painted wood, porcelain insulators and electric wires, thereby creating a cubo-futurist form of sculptural and pictorial relief.