Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925). I. Karasik. E. Gushvitskaia L. Vostretsova.
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)
Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)

Iskusstvo v zhizn', 1918 – 1925 (Art translated into life, 1918 – 1925)

St. Petersburg: Rus muz, 2017. Sewn cl. The 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution has prompted reconsideration of the political upheaval's effect on all aspects of life: here the Russian Museum publishes works exhibited in a major show "Art Translated into Life," on the sweeping effort of the new regime to harness the creative forces of the country's artists. Here the focus is the Leningrad Decorative Institute and the works of its students who were tasked with producing slogans and images of the workers' revolution in painting, sculpture, posters, theater design, and everyday articles like clothing, plates, trays, rugs, and lacquer boxes. The distinction between high art and functional design was blurred, and major artists applied their talent to everyday articles (for example, textile designs by Vera Mukhina, dress designs by Liubov Popova, trays painted by Rudolf Frents, plates decorated by Alexandra Shchekotikhina). The immediate appearance in the early Soviet years of forceful new styles of applied and decorative arts is perhaps explained by the legacy of the artistic ferment of Russia's Silver Age and the currents of the Avant-Garde of the last years of Imperial Russia. It also seems that many artists drew sincere inspiration from the revolutionary credos such as "Labor Overturned Capital, now Education Will Clinch the Victory." Documents on the formation of the Decorative Institute and its purpose and over 100 biographical sketches of artists and designers strengthen the catalogue as a reference book. 191 p., 32 cm, approx. 200 color illus., Rus. Item #2569
ISBN: 9785933325833

Price: $104.00