Red Dolls by 52 Factory
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
The collection of Red Dolls emerged following the study of forms and symbols intrinsic to traditional Russian toys from the standpoint of semantic and visual correlation (or rhyming rather) with Russian avant-garde artists’ graphic works.
9 objects generated in this experiment with traditional and avant-garde images, emphasize the sole origin of the fabric patterns of 1920-1930 and key symbols present in old Russian toys and Russian architecture, painting and literature, all inherited from the ancient Slavic culture characters (sun, water, earth, etc.).
The re-interpreted traditional forms were ornated with prints based on textile and graphic works of avant-garde artists Varvara Stepanova, Lyubov Popova, Alexander Rodchenko, Ilya Chashnik and Kazimir Malevich.