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Constructivist Panel



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An unsigned Constructivist panel in the shape of an Icon with its restricted double kovchek at one side. The central image of a cut-out wooden circle in firey red represents the figure of the Archistrangeous Michael with his sheathed metal sword and wooden lance applied to a painted celestrial blue background. The blunt lance mocks the lack of weapons given to the Russian soldiers in the Great War, who fought an enemy with banners of Orthodoxy, wooden farm implements and prayers. The applied "objet trouves" as the number 4 and the plaque with the faded inscription "Russianhomebuilder" chastises the Tsar and his Generals for the disastrous battle plans that left Russia much destroyed. The piece relates to and is influenced by the works of Tatlin, Puni and Kluin. (See "Russian Constructivism" by Christina Lodder 1983)

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Constructivist Panel