|The Village, 1916, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine|
|Vladimir Baranov-Rossine's original optophonic piano prototype.|
Notice the image projected on the wall.
|A later, more portable version of Baranov-Rossine's invention.|
| Shulim Wolf Labe Baranov was his Jewish birth name. The |
hyphen and the name, "Rossine," came later, around 1912, when
he began working in Paris under his nickname, Daniel Rossine.
| Polychrome Sculpture |
Symphony Number One,
1913, Vladimir Baranov-
the artist's son, who died at
the age of seven.
After the February Revolution, Baranov-Rossine returned to the motherland where he joined in the Russian avant-garde move-ment. In 1918 he organized an art studio in the building of the former Imperial Academy of Arts in Petrograd. In 1925 he immigrated to France and stayed in Paris. There he married (twice). His first wife died in child-birth. He and his second wife had three children, the second of which, Michel (right) was killed in a freak accident. Following the fall of Paris to the German army in 1941, and the subsequent round-up of Jews, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine was arrested by Gestapo in 1943. He was deported to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp where, a year later, he was among the millions murdered by the Nazis.
|Adam and Eve, 1912, Vladimir Baranov-Rossine|
|Variation of a Mobius Band, 1918-19, |