Fulfilled Plan, Great Work

This is a prime example of his use of photomontage to transmit his idea. This poster was primarily created to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the transition into a socialist government. In other words the victory of the proletarian or working class. They are the main protagonist of this piece. An interesting fact is that the hand used in this montage is his. You can see a recurring theme in the color choice with red. This is an important choice because of how it relates to the revolutionary cause and the patriotism of the Soviet Union. Again, it references back to the “Red Army” which was what the revolutionary army was called as opposed to the White Imperialist army of the Czar. The hands all together show the power of the collective. The message is aimed at the workers who have helped accomplish the goal of the communist revolution in the Soviet Union. By using these images, Klutsis was able to transmit this idea easily to the working class which was encouraged to keep fighting for the revolutionary cause. He sticks to his geometric shapes and San Serif fonts as he does in all his designs. This brought a sense of power to the imagery. The idea that the collective helped bring power to the Soviet Union. Many faces are included in the bottom right of the image. These are most likely trying to demonstrate the face of the workers that should be represented and celebrated with the advancement. The importance of this kind of propaganda was understood by Klutsis.


Klutsis, Gustav. “Gustav Klutsis. Let’s Fulfill the Plan of Great Works. 1930: MoMA.” The Museum of Modern Art, www.moma.org/collection/works/6487.