Women’s involvement in the revolution was key to the socialist project. Their role needed to be transformed from domestic to activist, and propaganda posters were employed to disseminate this change in ideology. The greys Adolf Strakhov uses to paint his female protagonist liken her to a public monument, and highlight her strength.
Emancipated Woman: Build Socialism!
Red Star Over Russia
Date of work
Lithograph on paper 88.3 x 63.5 cm Tate. Purchased 2016. The David King Collection at Tate
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.