Thursday, May 22, 2008


I have just finished my latest painting which I am taking with me to the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention this weekend. (No updating here till I return.) The painting is called "Kosmograd," in Russian "City of the Cosmos," and it is based on early twentieth century Russian Constructivist graphics. Russian Constructivism was kind of like a Soviet Socialist Art Deco. In my image you can see the stylized City of the Future which Socialism will bring us, where everyone lives in harmony and the workers control the means of production. There is also a tower (on the left) where the old church steeple has been replaced by a symbol of secular aspiration: a missile. Cultural workers of the world, let us follow our five-year plan! 

"Kosmograd" is acrylic on canvas, 16" x 12". My thanks to this design site for the wonderful name.

1 comment:

Kosmograd said...

I've only just discovered this. What a great picture. Honoured to have helped inspire it.