Agitprop poster by Mayakovsky. translation: DO YOU WANT TO? JOIN 1. Do you want to conquer coldness? 2. Do you want to conquer hunger? 3. Do you want to eat? 4. Do you want to drink? Hurry up to join the strike team of exemplary labor.
Constructivism was an artistic and architectural movement that originated in Russia from 1919 onward which rejected the idea of art for art's sake in favour of art for social purposes.
Constructivism as an active force lasted until around 1934, having a great deal of effect on the art of the Weimar Republic and elsewhere, before being replaced by Socialist Realism. Its motifs have sporadically recurred in other art movements since.
Sculpture/fountain by Naum Gabo at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London