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Thursday, April 13, 2006

El Lissitzky \"Beat the Whites with the Red wedge\", a 1919 lithograph

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El Lissitzky Beat the Whites with the Red wedge, a 1919 lithograph Red was a standard symbol of revolutionEdge was asupremtist symbol of something new White was a standard color of anti-revolutionary forcesCircle was s supremtists symbol for unchangeable Text in Russian (left side) Klinom krasnimMeaning: With Red WedgeRed is left: political color and position of communists Text in Russian (right side): Bey Belychmeaning: Beat WhitesWhite is right: political color and position of anti-revolutionaries Painted during the Civil War in Russia (1917-1921) between Reds and Whites Image source:
El Lissitzky \"Beat the Whites with the Red wedge\", a 1919 lithograph
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El Lissitzky "Beat the Whites with the Red wedge", a 1919 lithograph is a perfect and famous example of using abstract art for very clear political message.

Text in Russian (left side) "Klinom krasnim" (Meaning: "With Red Wedge")
Red is left: political color and position of communists

Red was a standard symbol of revolution
Edge was asupremtist symbol of something new

Painted during the Civil War in Russia (1917-1921) between Reds and Whites

White was a standard color of anti-revolutionary forces.
Circle was s supremtists symbol for unchangeable.

Text in Russian (right side): Bey Belych (Meaning: "Beat Whites")
White is right: political color and position of anti-revolutionaries.

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