Art and social life: the Russian Revolution and the creative power of idealism 9

Nathan Altman, Design for Alexander Column celebrating the Red Army's 1st Anniversary, Petrograd, 1919

Natan Altman, Design for Alexander Column celebrating the Red Army’s first anniversary, Petrograd, 1919

Natan Altman. Decoration for the Winter Palace, 1918. Collage and watercolour, Russian Museum, Leningrad

Natan Altman. Decoration for the Winter Palace, 1918. Collage and watercolour, Russian Museum, Leningrad

Nathan Altman, The Alexander Column Lit Up at Night, Crayons and chalk on paper, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Natan Altman, The Alexander Column Lit Up at Night, Crayons and chalk on paper, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Top: The Avant-Garde in Russia, 1910-1930: New Perspectives, Eds., Stephanie Barron and Maurice Tuchman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980

Middle: The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change, Robert Hughes, British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1980

Bottom: Art of the October Revolution, Compiler, Mikhail Guerman, Trans., W.Freeman, D.Saunders, C.Binns, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1986

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