This poster, with its stylised figures, simple, bright colours and bold design, depicts ‘A Worker Sweeping the Criminals out of the Soviet Land’. It was designed by Vladimir Lebedev in the constructivist style born in the early 1920s.
Constructivism was an artistic movement that aimed to serve the social purposes of the new era, and has become emblematic of the Soviet art and propaganda posters of the period.
- Full title:
- 'A Worker Sweeping the Criminals out of the Soviet Land' in Russian placards 1917–1922
- 1923, Petrograd [Saint Petersburg]
- Vladimir Lebedev (artist)
- Usage terms
- Public Domain
- Held by
- British Library
- Article by:
- Mike Carey
Collaborative Doctoral student Mike Carey looks at the ideologies of violence and violent practices driving the Russian Revolution and the civil war.