Posts Tagged With constructivism

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…

Het boek van PTT – Telegrafie en Telefonie

I was initially attracted to Het boek van PTT (The Book of PTT), because of how wonderfully weird it looked. The color scheme is reminiscent of the CMYK basics, and was engaging to me because I have been collaging single, bold colors in contrast with black hand-lettering in my process books recently. While I was…

The Power of Print – and Men

  The Power of Print – and Men: A Retrospective Inquiry Robert A. Goettge   GD 203 (601) Dr. Deborah Littlejohn, Dr. Russel Flinchem North Carolina State University February 11, 2019   Where the latter end of Populism and the many new art movements inspired by the American progressive era of the early 20th century…

Walter Dexel

This piece was done with tempera paint and black ink, titled “Bandwerk Open,” and was created later in Walter Dexel’s artistic career. The piece lived in the Kestner-Gesellschaft Hanover exhibition in 1974 to display some of Walter Dexel’s work, until bought for $33,825 by an unidentified buyer. This piece highlights Dexter’s ability to illustrate simple…

Walter Dexel

This oil on canvas painting by Walter Dexel, titled “Sailing Ship,” was ideated early in Dexel’s career when he was under the influence of the Constructivism movement. The piece was sold for nearly $40,000 to some unknown buyer years after being produced. Originally created just for pleasure by Dexter, this painting lived in many different…

Walter Dexel

German painter, graphic designer, advertiser, and historian, Walter Dexel, was born on February 7th, 1890 in Munich, Germany. Dexel was a self-taught painter but eventually took private drawing classes, taught by H. Gröber, to sharpen the skills he learned by practicing himself at an early age. At the same time, from 1910 to 1914, Dexel…