The First Cornet, Streshnev

The First Cornet, Streshnev

Artist: Grigory Borisov and Nikolaj Prusakov (Russian, 1899-1942 (Borisov) 1900-1952 (Prusakov))

Maker/Publisher: The state film industry of Georgia (Georgian)

Date: 1928 (year film premiered)
Medium: poster
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 1/16 x 38 11/16 in. (139.8 x 98.2 cm)
Classification: PRINTS
Credit Line: Gift of Telford Taylor, Class of 1928
Object number: 64.29.2
DescriptionThis is a poster for a war film set in the Caucasus Mountains during World War I. Most Soviet war films from this time were designed to show how the hero's class consciousness as a proletarian was developed. The poster itself draws on elements of avant-garde art movements by fusing images of the film's characters with machines, utilizing photomontage, and how it is drawn in strong angular lines.
Edition: 12,000 circulations
Terms
  • hands
  • heads
  • cannons
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