Deineka’s painting is a mural created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution in 1937, decorating the Soviet pavilion at the International Exposition, for which he was awarded a medal. It shows a parade of Soviet nations on Red Square, and portraits of the uber-productive Stakhanovite workers, with several prominent figures of the movement, including its leader, Aleksei Stakhanov.
Red Star Over Russia
Date of work
Oil paint on canvas 126 x 200 cm Perm State Art Gallery, Perm, Russia © Rodchenko & Stepanova Archive, DACS, RAO 2017
Red Star over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – 55
at Tate Modern marks the centenary of the October Revolution with a remarkable display of the collection of the late photographer and graphic designer David King (1943 - 2016), offering a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. Using selected works from King’s incredible collection of over 250,000 items relating to the period, the show will chart how political events changed the face of art and graphic design, with a lasting impact still felt today.