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Monday, February 07, 2021

three see peeI’m going to stay within the purely visual realm for this week’s edition. Sound and motion may or may not return next week (chances are that it will, if only for variety’s sake).

Poster art has always been a favorite of mine, especially examples from the early and middle 20th Century. Pieces produced in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union always had a distinctive look, evoking a blend of European and Asian influences. Combined with text made up of Cyrillic characters, the finished product has an exotic quality, independent of the messages they were trying to convey.

The Vintage Soviet Poster database has a decent collection of pre- and postrevolutionary Russian/Soviet art, with translations. Frankly, I’d almost rather not know what the words mean — they’re almost a distraction from the art’s impact.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/07/2021 11:16:27 PM
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    Above is Mernet Larsen’s Icon, one of the pieces in the “Dragon Veins” exhibition at the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum.

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