Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ros - Soviet Posters - Viktor Deni

In the golden age of the Soviet poster, the 1920s, ultramodern artists brought their contrasting colors, sharp broken lines and cold outward appearance into the field. The innovative Russian artists were the first in the world to use photographic images as part of design.

Posters were influenced by the popular lubok (woodcut), by icon painting, and the sardonic cartoons of the early 20th century. But the remarkable flourishing and vitality of posters after 1917 owed much to the originality and commitment of a small number of artists, notably Alexander Aspit, Dmitri Moor, Viktor Deni, El Lissitsky, Mikhail Cheremnykh and the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Graphic, bright and forceful, these posters are often viewed as the perfect example of a significant period in the Soviet, reflecting the way that the country's rulers addressed the population. Through the images of posters, the state encouraged people, to make them feel optimistic about their future.

The artists were finding these tasks challenging and exciting, as it was a thrilling chance to speak directly to thousands of people.

Viktor Deni was a cartoonist born in Moscow, Russia
, 1893- 1946. In 1921 Deni returned to political cartoons when he began work forPravda, the Communist Party daily newspaper, he was to become a leading poster artist.

Deni was above all a satirist, and his scathing caricatures of fat capitalists and priests were found everywhere during Civil War years, he maintained remarkably high standards despite severe time constraints.


1 comment:

Kurt said...

great images!! cheers ..