This is the famous sculpture by Vera Mukhina
in Moscow. Since childhood I am fascinated of this one, as it appared on every trailer of the former Soviet Mosfilm Studios and gave the film a pathos and a smell of victory in advance.
"The most memorable feature of the exposition is the 25-meter-tall statue Worker and Woman-Kolkhoznik
("Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa") holding together the famous "hammer and sickle
". Vera Mukhina
's sculpture originally crowned the 35-meter-tall Soviet pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (1937)
. It was well-known to the whole Soviet Union because it was used as the logo of Mosfilm
Is it a good piece of art ? (I'd say yes.) Is it political art or not? (I'd say no.) It gives me a kind of unclear hope and belief in future. What do you think ?Thanks to Chris Brooks
I can show this amazing photo of the ship Vera Mukhina, its pylons look related to the statue !
Labels: Neue Kunst