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Soviet poster artist Viktor Koretsky

Glory to great Chinese People

Glory to great Chinese People! Soviet poster artist Viktor Koretsky

Soviet artist Viktor Koretsky (1909-1998) is known primarily as a master of the political poster. He was the member of the Union of Artists, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1964). During his life he made about seven hundred drawings on various topics, especially – political. Viktor Koretsky began his education in Moscow – professional art school (1922-1929). In the late 20’s – early 30-ies he created a gallery of portraits of artists and actors. Since 1931 and almost to the demise of the Soviet Union, he was constantly working on political posters. Under the influence of creativity of John Heartfield and Gustav Klutsis developed its own technique of photo mosaics as a form of poster. Collaborated with publishers “OGIZ”, “IZOGIZ”, “Art”. In 1930 he worked as a decorator for a number of plays of the realistic theater of Nikolai Okhlopkov and theater-studio of Yuri Zavadsky. Almost fifty years he was a member of the editorial board of the publishing house “Reklam-film” (1939-1987).
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USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

The era of the 60’s – a true flowering of the Soviet Union, the peak power of the Soviet state and the people. The post-war devastation was overcome in record time, but the euphoria and pride of the Great Victory is still felt by every Soviet citizen. The apotheosis of the achievements of the Soviet system was the space program, launch of the first in the history of mankind artificial Earth satellite and the first manned flight into space. Of course, the topic of space and the future development of distant galaxies has become very popular – including the art of visual agitation. Of course, you can call the current collection of posters on space themes “the Soviet propaganda machine product”, but in this particular case it is a rare example of a reflection of real feelings and sentiments of people of an era.
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