Vladimir Baranoff-Rossiné (1888-1944)
Oil on Canvas
In “Abstract composition” Rossine explored his earlier interest in a synthesis of the arts, inventing a “colour-clavier” and presenting “optophonic” concerts in Moscow theatres, in which, as the piano’s keys were played, the music was “translated” by coloured disks projected on a screen. At this period, He continued to paint, in a more Surrealist manner, made a few sculptures, and experimented with materials, colours and sounds, exhibiting regularly in the Parisian Salons. In 1943 he was arrested in France by the Gestapo and deported. Rossine, who was of Jewish origins, murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp.