Rejecting Reason and Embracing Modernized Art: How Victory Over the Sun Revolutionized the Russian Avant-Garde
Valentine, Olivia A.
The elemental makeup and design of the Russian futurist anti-opera play, Victory Over the Sun, set an artistic precedence during the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. The Russian Avant-Garde movement, which played a pivotal role in Victory Over the Sun's entrance into the artistic field, utilized numerous mediums in order to create such a piece. By the combined efforts of a librettist, artist, and musician, the genesis of Victory was born, thus shaping a parallel revolution to that in Russia.