‘Revolution. Russian Art 1917 – 1932’ in London

At the Royal Academy, London for this excellent exhibition of Russian art marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

The exhibition surveys the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia, mixing the Socialist Realism of Isaak Brodsky with the avant-garde art of Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky and the films of Sergei Eisenstein.

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Isaak Brodsky ‘V.I.Lenin and Manifestation’ (1919)

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Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiev ‘Bolshevik’ (1920)

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Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin ‘Fantasy’ (1925)

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Kazimir Malevich ‘Peasants’ (c.1930)

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Wassily Kandinsky ‘Blue Crest’ (detail, 1917)

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