[ by Charles Cameron — a delectable DoubleQuote featuring art movements and troop movements in parallel, wedge-wise ]
Here’s a terrific DoubleQuote:
It’s so neat because it lies at the intersection of the military and the artistic, a diagrammatic / graphic use of metaphor.
The DoubleQuote in question was followed in mmy Twitter stream with this exchange:
The two images in the DoubleQuote are, to the best of my knowledge, the works respectively of:
Marinetti, Sintesi futurista della guerra:
Lissitzky, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge:>/li>
From the mouth of Wiki:
Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge is a 1919 lithographic Soviet propaganda poster by artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky better known as El Lissitzky, “the man through whose exertions the new Russian ideas became generally understood in Western Europe”. In the poster, the intrusive red wedge symbolises the bolsheviks, who are penetrating and defeating their opponents, the White movement, during the Russian Civil War. It is an example of Constructivism.