The art of the Russian revolution is on display at the Tate Modern, featuring advertising, painting, textiles, and graphic design of Lyubov Popova and Alexander Rodchenko among others. I love the minimal use of color, the presence of black, and the graphic nature of the written Russian language in concert with the imagery.
From the Tate: The Russian Revolution was accompanied by a remarkable period of artistic experiment known as Constructivism, which questioned the fundamental properties of art and asked what its place should be in a new society. The Constructivists challenged the idea of the work of art as a unique commodity, explored more collective ways of working, and looked at how they could contribute to everyday life through design, architecture, industrial production, theatre and film.
2 months ago