6-word Summary: Constructivism – Yoona Seo

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Russian Constructivism

Words: Revolutionary, Abstract, Agitprop, Construction, Industrial, Geometric

This design inspired by Russian Constructivist propaganda posters. It utilizes geometric abstraction of a fist to portray the Russian communist campaign to spread their political ideology, also known as agitprop. Objects in the design do not represent the world but the fundamental materials of the society’s advancement in the technological-industrial revolution.

Bold, contrasting colours represent power and authority, as well as the rebellious character of the Constructivism movement. The text mirrors the illustration of the fist, constructed of geometric shapes.

 

Works Cited

Eskilson, Stephen. Graphic Design: A New History.  Yale University Press, 2012. pp. 195

The Art Story Modern Art Insight. The Art Story Foundation & The computer Studio, 2019, theartstory.org/movement-constructivism.htm. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.

Wide Walls. ‘Russian Constructivism – The True Vanguard Movement’, 2018, widewalls.ch/russian-constructivism. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.