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18: ANONYMOUS ARTIST. Literacy Is the Path to Communism

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Lot 0018 Details

Description
Gramotnost' - put k kommunizmu [Literacy Is the Path to Communism], a very attractive poster in the Mir Iskusstva style, published by GIZ. Moscow, 1920. 53 x 71 cm.

The anonymous artist freely borrows from the Russian Symbolist visual tradition. This seemed fully appropriate at the time - the symbolism of "Prometheus bringing light to the World" appealed equally to Communist revolutionaries and to Symbolists. Both groups saw Enlightenment, be it earthly (or spiritual as in the Symbolists' case), as the path to the harmonious future.

Search extension words / key tags: Russian poster, Soviet propaganda.
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18: ANONYMOUS ARTIST. Literacy Is the Path to Communism

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Feb 12, 2012
Starting Price $1,200
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