David Burlyuk - father of Russian futurism

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Again, a short tour of the world gallery of the paintings that are dear to me will begin with an apology. Today I read a small lecture and telling about how Vladimir Mayakovsky was presented to the world, I mentioned that David Burlyuk, who presented him, is now little known to anyone. 

I was immediately attacked by several people. Half of them shouted that they did not understand how someone could not know who David Burliuk was, and half demanded that I tell about him immediately. And I understood, that write about him, of course, need to. But where to start-it is unclear. Is it sad that David Davidovich Burlyuk was born on the farm Semirotovka in Kharkiv province, where his father worked as an agronomist? Well, fuck knows. I still think that you will read the biography yourself, if you suddenly want to. I would like to say other things, things that I think are important. 

First, Burluka was incredible classical school. He studied at the Odessa art school, the Royal Academy of arts in Munich and the School of fine arts in Paris. And, of course, he graduated from the "Moscow school of painting, sculpture and architecture" - well, you know that, he met Mayakovsky there. So, the father of futurism had something to rely on. He had a classical and very serious school. 

Secondly, when it is said that the first and most significant Association that David Davidovich created were futurists – this is not true. The first was "Gilea", which included Velemir Khlebnikov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Benedict Livshits, Vasily Kamensky, Alexei Kruchenykh and Elena Guro. It was "Gilea" that produced the famous almanacs "Slap to public taste", "Dead moon", "Milk of mares", "Gag" and "Roaring Parnassus". 

Thirdly, Burliuk began as a painter not in the States. In 1915, he went to the Ufa province to the station Iglino, where his wife's estate was located and for two years spent there, he painted about two hundred canvases. 

Fourth, Burliuk's "great Siberian tour", which lasted almost a year, is still a white spot in his biography. Exactly about him nothing is known, some information is only from June 1919, when Burliuk reached Vladivostok. There at that moment saw Aseev with Tretyakov and from their memories something is known about Vladivostok. 

Fifth, in Harbin, where he moved after Vladivostok, there was nothing interesting. According to his recollections, there were only four lectures and they repeated what had been read to them a hundred times. But since 1920, when he moved to Japan-it was interesting. And then, in the States. But the funny thing is that interesting there was all in the memories. Then he wrote memoirs about Siberia- "Notes of the simple person about days absolutely recent" and memoirs about Japan - " Oshima. Japanese Decameron". And his American left-wing twists are a separate song altogether. The lyrics are stunning, but left-wing. After all, in fact, the almanacs "in captivity skyscrapers" and "Pipe subway" - it's completely left-wing prose. By the way, on the covers there was written: "D. Burlyuk. Poet, artist, lecturer. Father of Russian futurism". 

Well, I don't know... and here are a few more facts that I almost forgot, but, perhaps, which should be said:

As a child, during the game David Burliuk accidentally lost an eye. Later, the monocle in the glass eye became an element of his futuristic style.

"The father of Russian futurism" David Burliuk, the first called Wassily Kandinsky.

After the 1923 earthquake that almost completely destroyed Tokyo and Yokohama, Burliuk organized a charity exhibition and sale of his works in new York to raise funds to help the victims.

During world war II Burliuk created a large work "Children of Stalingrad", which is sometimes called Burliuk's "Guernica".

Russian Russian Russian poets who continue the tradition of futurism, and researchers (regardless of nationality), studying the Russian avant-garde, awarded an annual prize-the international prize named after the father of Russian futurism David Burliuk.

In the meantime, enjoy. David Burliuk. Working. One thousand nine hundred twenty two

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