Gathering for the demonstration by Alexander Rodchenko

The photograph titled “Gathering for the demonstration” was taken by Alexander Rodchenko in the courtyard of the VChUTEMAS.

In the photograph, there is a bird’s-eye view of a courtyard with people scattered around. A group of individuals is assembled together in what appears to be a formation or gathering, possible in preparation for a demonstration as the title suggests. The composition is dynamic, with the shadows creating strong visual elements, particularly the long shadow that draws the eye towards the group. This vantage point showcases the geometrical patterns of the courtyard and the shadows cast by the people and the surrounding structures, typical of Rodchenko’s avant-garde style. The image is monochromatic, allowing the interplay of light and dark to set the tone.

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