In the minds of many, a trip to this huge northern country is an extreme and incredible adventure. It is therefore hardly surprising that in the 19th and early 20th centuries such a journey must have felt almost like a voyage to the moon. This is also why many great writers who dared to make this trip left some striking recollections for future generations.
The unique Russian avant-garde art of the first quarter of the 20th century continues to influence artists and architects all over the world. At some point in their artistic careers artists from Jackson Pollock to Zaha Hadid and David Hockney have proclaimed their love of the avant-garde. So who are the main heroes and heroines of the Russian avant-garde?