Poster “All-Russian Agricultural and Handicraft-Industrial Exhibition with a foreign department. August-September 1923.”
USSR. Moscow. 1923.
Editorial – Publishing Department of the Main Exhibition Committee
Paper, fabric, offset
Symbolic generalization was used in the depiction of a peasant in an advertising poster dedicated to the All-Russian Agricultural and Handicraft-Industrial Exhibition. Poster symbolism is ambiguous. On the one hand, a monumental figure, with great effort lifting a sheaf of corn (ancient symbol of abundance and prosperity) personified the creative potential of the village. At the same time, depicting a peasant at the moment of straightening, the artist conveyed the desire of the village to free itself from stagnation, slavish obedience to the previous life.