Robot

A work made of cardboard, fabric, wood, glass, and string.

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  • A work made of cardboard, fabric, wood, glass, and string.

Date:

1926

Artist:

Alexandra Exter
Russian, born Belostok (now Bialystok, Poland), 1882–1949

About this artwork

Joining an unusually large group of women—including Natalia Gontcharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova—Alexandra Exter played a vital role in the development of Russian avant-garde art. Never affiliated with a particular movement, her work was nonetheless extremely influential.
With great wit and ingenuity, Exter drew upon many of the most revolutionary developments in early 20th-century art: the widespread fascination with machines and mechanical beings; the use of unorthodox materials; the trend toward geometric abstraction; and the expanded definition of art that includes previously neglected traditions, such as non-Western, folk, and the applied arts.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 393

Artist

Alexandra Exter

Title

Robot

Origin

Russia

Date

1926

Medium

Cardboard, fabric, wood, glass, and string

Inscriptions

none

Dimensions

h. 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Credit Line

Block, Serlin and Saidenberg Fund; through prior gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison, Arthur Keating, Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation

Reference Number

1990.133

Extended information about this artwork

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