Russian propaganda from the early 20th Century didn’t mince words, or images. The tightly orchestrated conversion of life used posters to hammer home the message of collectivism and pride in the new Russia.
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibition – Constructing Utopia – blends with others being mounted by the AGO later this month to paint a picture of post-revolutionary life through posters, books and avant-garde art.
The poster above is by Kasimir Malevich, a color lithograph called The Austrian went to Radziwills.
Other works from Constructing Utopia – Books & Posters from Revolutionary Russia (1913-1940)
The show opens October 8, jointly with a collection that explains how the aesthetics of the revolution influenced Marc Chagall. Click for details on Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.