Posted on December 3, 2012 with 72 notes by pettyblueherzog.
Tagged with El Lissitzky, kraftwerk, man machine, soviet union, history, art, avant garde, text, science and history, .

El Lissitzky (Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, 1890 - 1941) was a Russian avant garde artist and architect of Jewish descent. His constructive, typographical style influenced many of the Bauhaus artists, as he worked in Germany as a cultural ambassador of Russia. Being deep involved in the politics, the last artwork he created was a propaganda poster, urging people to build more tanks to fight against Nazi Germany.

The socialist view of art was that “Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.”

In 1978 Kraftwerk credited El Lissitzky for the design of The Man Machine album’s artwork, which was greatly inspired by him.

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