The poster combined the Suprematist visual language, with the ‘Red Wedge’ piecing the ‘White’s’ circle. This picture is a reminder of the war before the revolution. This piece was El Lissitzky’s first propaganda work, printed by the Litizdat branch of the Political Directorate of the Western Front in 1920. He produced this politically charged work in support of the Red Army shortly after the Bolsheviks had waged their revolution in 1917. El-Lissitzky had created a poster that anyone could understand about the need to beat the hated Whites, concretely serving the revolution. Overall, Lissitzky’s work is considered political.

Artist El Lissitzky Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (“ Клином красным бей белых!

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El LissitzkyI84365.jpg 3,264 × 2,448; 3.56 MB. El Lissitzky, his Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge and their Jewish Inspirations El Lissitzky, his Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge and their Jewish Inspirations Here Lissitzky uses his signature coded color combination of red, white and black, which reinforces the message indicated by the work's title. The red wedge is a representation of the red army, and also the side who El Lissitzky wanted to be victorious in the war.
The red wedge symbolized the revolutionaries, who were penetrating the anti-Communist White Army.

” Klinom krasnym bey belykh!) El Lissitzky’s Beat The Whites With The Red Wedge is a good example how one uses the geometrical shapes to express the idea of conflict in term of minimalist approach. Proun 19D El Lissitzky 1922. 1916.Cover with letterpress illustration. This instructions are truly the most important aspect of the paper. 1) explained that the visual “representing the (red) Bolsheviks driving out the (white) imperial regime” during the time of Russia’s civil war. El Lissitzky (Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, Russian, 1890-1941) Russian Avant-garde artist, Suprematist, Constructivist, and developer of the of the Proun, offset lithograph of the famous Soviet propaganda poster “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge” abstracted allegory of the Russian Civil War of 1919. Lissitzky’s political poster Hit the Whites with the Red Wedge! Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.

El Lissitzky's most famous work at that time was the poster called “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge.” It depicted the fight between the communists and the conservatives.

Credit Line Gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel in memory of Charlotte Vershbow. The red wedge is a representation of the red army, and also the side who El Lissitzky wanted to be victorious in the war.

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge is one of Lissitzky's earliest attempts at propagandistic art. 1) explained that the visual “representing the (red) Bolsheviks driving out the (white) imperial regime” during the time of Russia’s civil war. New Man El Lissitzky 1923. El Lissitzky (Lazar M. Lissitzky, November 22, 1890, p. Pochinok, Russian Empire – December 30, 1941, Moscow, USSR) – Russian painter, designer and architect, one of the key figures of the Russian avant-garde.

Overall, Lissitzky’s work is considered political.

Vtoraia kniga stikhov, 1913-1916. Patrick Burgoyne (2008, pg.

The image of the red wedge shattering the white form, simple as it was, communicated a powerful message that left no doubt in the viewer's mind of its intention. It is typical of Suprematism with its use of both non-figurative forms and text. Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge El Lissitzky 1920.

Dimensions Sheet: 51 x 62 cm (20 1/16 x 24 7/16 in.)

The red wedge symbolized the revolutionaries, who were penetrating the anti-Communist White Army.

In 1920, he and Malevich formed a group of artists called UNOVIS. Here Lissitzky uses his signature coded color combination of red, white and black, which reinforces the message indicated by the work's title.