Culture: outstanding monument of the Soviet monumental art

Culture: outstanding  monument of the Soviet monumental art

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman is considered as an ideal and symbol of the Soviet era, it is great example of the socialist realistic ary and Art Deco style. The monument was  created  for the Soviet pavilion at the worldwide exhibition  in Paris in 1937 .

The art piece represents a dynamic monument of two figures (young man and young woman) with a sickle and a hammer raised over their heads. It is 24.5 meters (78 feet) high, made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina.

The concept of the sculpture belongs to Boris Mihailovich Iofan- Soviet architect, known for his Stalinist architecture buildings).

Interesting fact: The creation of  Worker and Kolkhoz Woman was inspired by antique statue Tyrannicides  Harmodius and Aristogeiton.

Harmodius and Aristogeiton

Harmodius and Aristogeiton

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

Worker and Kolkhoz Woman

 

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