John Glassie

Interesting things. Some relate to an interesting person named Athanasius Kircher, or to a book I wrote about him called A Man of Misconceptions. More about me here until I figure out the rest.
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Aleksandr RodchenkoSpatial Construction no. 12, c. 1920Plywood, open construction partially painted with aluminum paint, and wire,

The nesting ovals that compose this construction were measured out on a single sheet of aluminum-painted plywood, precisely cut, then rotated and suspended to make a three-dimensional object suggestive of planetary orbits. It was made at a time of both civic turmoil and great possibility in Russia, when Rodchenko and his fellow Constructivist artists sought to apply aesthetic ideals to everyday materials. They hoped their approach to art would help create a new language for the Communist state. Reflecting back on this time, Rodchenko said, “We created a new understanding of beauty, and enlarged the concept of art.” 
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Aleksandr Rodchenko
Spatial Construction no. 12, c. 1920
Plywood, open construction partially painted with aluminum paint, and wire,

The nesting ovals that compose this construction were measured out on a single sheet of aluminum-painted plywood, precisely cut, then rotated and suspended to make a three-dimensional object suggestive of planetary orbits. It was made at a time of both civic turmoil and great possibility in Russia, when Rodchenko and his fellow Constructivist artists sought to apply aesthetic ideals to everyday materials. They hoped their approach to art would help create a new language for the Communist state. Reflecting back on this time, Rodchenko said, “We created a new understanding of beauty, and enlarged the concept of art.” 

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