Saturday, September 25, 2010

Soviet Expressionism

An airship and an orphanage
Artist: Alexandre Labas


Larry said...

That seems like an odd mix of images in the painting. Why combine an airship with orphans? I'm not sure what artist was trying to say.

Lord K said...

It's very simple. More than this, it's typical for the time & place.
Orphans have no family, no background, no past.
Airship is Future.
Future is all they've got. Future doesn't belong to them yet, but is supposed to.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

The promise of the new man.
A new man made for the sistem.
There is something dark in the theme.

Lord K said...

To Pablo:
Quite right. All "human material" matter appears to be much darker than it seemed 70 or 80 years ago.