|Proun 2 (Construction)|
"…I cannot define absolutely what a ‘Proun’ is, for this work is not yet finished [...] My aim—and this is not only my aim, this is the meaning of the new art— is not to represent, but to form something independent of any conditioning factor. To this thing I give the independent name Proun. When its life is fulfilled and it lies down gently in the grave of the history of art, only then will this idea be defined."Through his Prouns, LIssitzky developed utopian models for a new and better world. This approach, in which the artist creates art with socially defined purpose, could aptly be summarized with his edict "das zielbewußte Schaffen" or "task oriented creation."
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