Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by El Lissitzky


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Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by El Lissitzky Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by El Lissitzky

Artist: El Lissitzky (1890 – 1941)

Nationality: Russian

Completion Date: 1920

Style: Suprematism

Genre: Poster Art

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge is one of Lissitzky’s earliest attempts at propagandistic art. He produced this politically charged work in support of the Red Army shortly after the Bolsheviks had waged their revolution in 1917. The red wedge symbolized the revolutionaries, who were penetrating the anti-Communist White Army. Here Lissitzky uses his signature coded colour combination of red, white and black, which reinforces the message indicated by the work’s title. Colours and shapes take on directly symbolic significance. For example, the smooth, curvilinear walls of the white circle are pierced by the sharp point of the red triangle: the Red Army has pierced the defences of the White Army. Dramatic colour contrasts also create confusion regarding space-which area is positive? Which…

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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