Nikolai Dolgorukov poster Proletariat of the World Unite under the Banner of October

The poster Za mirovoi Oktiabr’! Proletarii vsekh stran soediniaites’! (Proletariat of the World
Unite Under the Banner of World October!, 􏰓􏰔􏰳􏰕􏰢􏰈􏰇 􏰅􏰁􏰋 􏰅􏰯 􏰝􏰅􏰘􏰐􏰅􏰍􏰞􏰆􏰅􏰛􏰏􏰇 􏰎􏰅􏰇􏰉 􏰇􏰞􏰗􏰗􏰋􏰇􏰇􏰯􏰞􏰘
in the Constructivist mode. Dedicated to the idea of World Revolution, it depicts demonstrations of workers of different. nationalities 􏰂􏰋􏰎􏰅􏰁􏰇􏰉􏰍􏰀􏰉􏰈􏰅􏰁􏰇 􏰅􏰯 􏰥􏰅􏰍􏰆􏰋􏰍􏰇 􏰅􏰯 􏰂􏰈􏰦􏰋􏰍􏰋􏰁􏰉 􏰁􏰀􏰉􏰈􏰅􏰁and ethnicities from around the world and incorporates slogans in multiple languages. Dolgorukov set up a contrast between two sets of photographs—separated by what appearsto be a grid of prison bars—to create an image calling for international revolution. In the foreground, groups of joyful workers in the Soviet Union march in a May Day parade honouring the 􏰈􏰁􏰉􏰋􏰍􏰁􏰀􏰉􏰈􏰅􏰁􏰀􏰘 􏰥􏰅􏰍􏰆􏰋􏰍􏰇􏰏 􏰊􏰅􏰘􏰈􏰂􏰀􏰠􏰑 􏰴􏰞􏰗􏰊 􏰈􏰎􏰀􏰐􏰋􏰇international workers holiday such images did not 􏰂􏰈 stress the individual, but were manifestations of generalized types of the “New Soviet Person” that was both a moral and intellectual exemplar 􏰀􏰁􏰂 􏰀 􏰇􏰌􏰋􏰗􏰈􏰨􏰗 􏰌􏰊􏰠􏰇􏰈􏰗􏰀􏰘 􏰉􏰠􏰌􏰋􏰣 􏰗􏰅􏰎􏰌􏰍􏰈􏰇􏰈􏰁􏰐 􏰀 repository of conventional masculine qualities and athleticism. In the background, Dolgorukov depicts masses of angry demonstrators in foreign capitalist countries who face down police repression as they rally in support of the Soviet Union. For the representation of both Soviet citizens and demonstrators in capitalist countries, Dolgorukov employed photomontage, selected unusual angles, and used contrasting scales and views, thus forming a dynamic style.

From “Nikolai Dolgorukov and the Art of Persuasion” by Alan Rosenfield with images from the Merrill C Berman Collection.

By : Nikolai Dolgorukov
Year : 1932
Width : 100 cm x Height : 146 cm
Condition : A-
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