Saturday, December 5, 2015

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge - Lissitzky

We just learned about the famous work of art Black Square by Malevich.

Another famous work of art is the painting Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by Russian artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, also known as El Lissitzky in 1919.

In Russia there was a big fight between two groups of people called the red party and the white party.
The artist El Lissitzky liked the red party, so he made this poster to show the red party beating the white party.

Lissitzky's art was known as constructivism which meant it wasn't just art to look at,
it was made to help do something like help change people's minds in a war.
He also did a lot of work coming up with ideas for new buildings.

(from: wikipedia - beat the whites with the red wedge)

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