Sixth part of the world.

Dziga Vertov-Russian Constructivist director.

The film with a poster by Rodchenko is a collage of the new USSR (before Stalin) in motion, its vast collection of peoples all pulling together to create this new state.

It kinds of reminds of the third reich films , Hitler was sending his filmakers out to follow eugenically orientated scientists in their quest to prove white is right. Though obviously Vertov’s films have nothing to do with national socialism, but its odd to think (this was made in 1929) this ‘new society’ would soon be at war with Germany’s racist idealogy and most of these people would be wiped out, one way or another. Over a million people died during the , and as a result of, Russias civil war to get rid of royalty. Then they had to contend with Hitler, then Stalins dictaorship…and now Putin, its never ending…

Enfim.

Bom Dia!

Bom Dia!

"From the heights of skyscrapers we gaze at their insignificance!…"

A slap in the face of  public taste.1917 Constructivism manifesto.

Constructivist take a leaf out of the Futurists from Italy and pour scorn on the old guard of writers, poets and artists who are no longer relevant in this new age of youth.

os novo loco modo.
Adult Surrealism.
Everything bad is good.

os novo loco modo.

Adult Surrealism.

Everything bad is good.

"Nikolai Tarabukin: “Current social circumstances dictate new forms of art.”"

Sep 1925.

Five times five=25 exhibition in Moscow. Russian Constructivists announce the death of painting.

Artists showing works: Rodochenko, Stepanova, Aleksandra Ekster, Liubov Popova, and Aleksander Vesnin.

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Russian Constructivism is such an interesting area- These young artists entering a world of social change, new technology thought they would change the world, and they did-certainly graphic design, modern painting and literature, but they  ended up under the heel of Stalin making propaganda  posters, movies and magazines regardless of their beautiful new art.