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Agitrop

Agitprop art (or the art of agitation) was used to manipulate ideological beliefs, specifically to spread the ideals of Communism in Russia in the period immediately following the 1917 revolution. The term ‘agitprop’ (an abbreviation for agitation propaganda: ‘agitational propaganda’) was first used shortly after the Revolution, and the Communist Party established the Department of Agitation and Propaganda in 1920.Read More →

Female Pioneers, 1928/32 Art Institute, ChicagoOskar Petrovich Gryun

Oskar Petrovich Gryun (1874 – 1931) was a Russian Textile Designer. Education He studied atRead More →

Vasilii Dmitrievich Ermilov (1884-1968) Russian architect and book set designer

Vasyl Dmitrievich Yermylov (Yermilov) (1894โ€“1968) was a Ukrainian and Soviet painter, avant-garde artist and designer. His genres included cubism, constructivism, and neo-primitivism.Read More →

Mikhail Adamovich featured image

In 1907, Adamovich travelled to Italy to study decorative painting after graduating from Moscow’s Strogonov School of Art and Industrial Design. In 1909, he returned to Russia to paint murals in both St Petersburg and Moscow. He worked in the art department of the State Porcelain Factory after the First World War (known as the Imperial Porcelain Factory before the Russian Revolution and, after 1925, the Lomonosov State Porcelain Factory).Read More →

Propaganda Political Industry TIME Clock Work Soviet Art Print Poster

The Bolsheviks grabbed control of the printing presses in order to gain support for their ideology. Despite a lack of resources and equipment, they produced newspapers, leaflets, and posters in a timely manner. The profusion of colourful propaganda posters altered towns and cities, resulting in a sort of street art that was accessible to everyone. Read More →

Moss Sofa by Pavel Vetrov

Artu is a furniture brand that was established in Russia in 2015. The general Artuโ€™s concept is to create a modern and unique furniture for the HoReCa segment and offices.Read More →

In the early days of the Bolshevik revolution artists in their teens and early twenties passionately connected themselves to the collectivist goals of communism. Their motives certainly combined idealism with opportunism – a chance to ride the aesthetic revolution to fame on the political upheaval.Read More →

Nikolai Mikhailovich Suetin (1897-1954) was a Russian artist, ceramicist, and designer. He was born in Metlevsk Station Kaluga. He was the husband of Anna Leporskaia. Between 1918-22, he studied Vitebsk Art School. He became a member of Kazimir Malevich’s Posnovis/Unovis group in 1919, and, with Il’ia Chashnik, was one of Malevich’s closest collaborators. Read More →

Anna Leporaskaia featured image

She studied under A. Radakov at the Pskov School of Decorative Arts in 1918. From 1922, she studied under K. Petrov-Vodkin, A. Savivov, and V. Sinaiskii at the Petrograd Academy of Arts.Read More →

New man, 1923 by El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky (1890 – 1941) Russian artist and architect, he was linked with MODERNIST organisations, including Suprematism and DE STIJL.Read More →

Teapot designed by Sergei Chekhonin

Sergei Vasil’evich Chekhonin (1878 – 1936) was a Russian graphic artist and ceramicist. He was professionally active in St. Petersburg and Paris.Read More →

Gustav Klutsis Book Cover

Gustav Klutsis was a Latvian artist and graphic, poster and applied arts designer.ย Born in 1895 Klutsis was a devoted supporter of the Boshevikย regime and he was a member of the communist party. He was considered the pioneer of photomontage in the Soviet Union and an acclaimed graphic designer and painter. Klutsis was one of the earliest artists to use the photomontage technique for visual propaganda.ย  He subsequently emerged as a brilliant creator of Stalinist political art.Read More →

Russian Porcelain Factory

The Imperial Porcelain Factory is a manufacturer of hand-painted ceramics in Saint Petersburg, Russia, also known as the Imperial Porcelain Manufacturer (IPM). It was founded by Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov in 1744 and has been sponsored by the Russian tsars since Empress Elizabeth. Many still refer to the factory, the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, by its well-known former name.Read More →

Example of Teremok

Abramtsevo Art Colony was located about 40 miles from Moscow, this colony of Russian artists was involved in reviving Russian folk art and national culture for much of its history. It was at its most dynamic in the later 19th century.Read More →