The Fight of the Red Knight with the Dark Force (1919)

Description

In this poster a revolutionary Red Knight, with the hammer and sickle emblazoned on his shield, battles against the ‘dark force’ of reaction.

Although the poster supports the Soviet cause, its aesthetics are associated with pre-revolutionary neo-Russian style, a movement within Russian modernism that based its visual language on stylisation of national heritage. It therefore stands in stark contrast to the later constructivist style of Soviet posters, which is more commonly associated with the Revolution.

Full title:
Boi Krasnogo rytsaria s temnoi siloi
Published:
1919
Created:
1919, Moscow, Russia
Format:
Poster
Creator:
Boris Zvorykin (artist)
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Cup.645.a.6.

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