Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University
Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953) and other Russian sculptors and architects called themselves Productivists, but they are known as Constructivists, creating “radical abstract geometric painting-reliefs and corner reliefs” from industrial materials (Dempsey 106). Tatlin, Gabo (1890-1977), Pevsner (1884-1962), Rodchenko (1891-1956), and Stepanova (1895-1958) “set out to explore the artistic qualities inherent in materials, such as form and colour, and to capture the spirit of the technological modern age” (Dempsey 106).
Dempsey, Amy. Art in the Modern Era: A Guide to Styles, Schools & Movements. NY: Harry N. Abrams Inc., Pub., 2002. 106-109.