Art into Life and the Dominance of Modernism

the evo­lu­tion of cul­ture marches with the elim­i­na­tion of or­na­ment

in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion changes the cre­ative land­scape artists and de­sign­ers re­spond to so­cial de­vel­op­ments in dif­fer­ent ways fu­tur­ism/​dada

Russian Revolution, Art into Life how does art con­nect to ob­jects of every­day life, as op­posed to high cul­ture

alexan­der rochenko

russ­ian con­struc­tivism aims to bring art into every­day life vi­sion of rev­o­lu­tion­aty so­ci­ety

state ad­ver­tis­ing new eco­nomic pro­gramme built the graphic lan­guage of mod­ern ad­ver­tis­ing peo­ple are work­ing across range of me­dia

el lis­sitzkiy and hans arp die kunst is­men

woman and the press free­dom of the press be­longs to those who own one

supre­ma­tist story of two squares in six con­struc­tions chil­drens book as po­lit­i­cal metaphor Stalin swept away utopian mod­ernism in­stead in­tro­duced so­cial­ist re­al­ism every artist had to join the union of so­viet artists art had to ide­al­ize the rev­o­lu­tion 1934 gui­dielines for art

pre­vail­ing sense of forced op­ti­mism, pre­sent and fu­ture has to be ide­al­ized tragedy can only be shown if its in a dif­fer­ent place and time

roses for stalin

Situationists in the 60s propaganda re­lies on ve­hicels of mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion soi­ety of spec­ta­cle de­scribes our pas­siv­ity in con­sumerism

youre walk­ing around in a dress that has so­cial­ist im­agery printed on it

your body is a bat­tle­ground re­pro­duc­tive rights is­sue

piet zwart sees in­trin­sic beauty in every­day ob­jects

mod­ernism/​in­ter­na­tional mod­ernism and vi­sion of progress

Abram Games

WW2-Era propaganda poster. Text reads A.T.S. ASK FOR INFORMATION AT THE NEAREST EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE OR AT ANY ARMY OR ATS RECRUITING CENTRE

Map of the London Underground system

villa sovoy, le cor­busier the house is a ma­chine for liv­ing it in­ter­na­tional style, every city looks the same was cel­e­brated

Grids

Picture lan­guage 1936 starting point of iconog­ra­phy

Isotype, Otto Neurath