Poster by Valentina Kulagina 

Gender roles

Gender and social class

Gender and history

This poster by Valentina Kulagina shows the fundamental role that women played in the Soviet avant-garde and in the fusion of art with everyday life that was a feature of this movement. Rabotnitsi-udarnitsi, krepite udarniye brigady, ovladevayte tejnikoi,uvelichivayte kadry proletarskij shows a series of female figures extracted from photographs. Some are doing scientific lab work, while others, identified by the red headscarf typical of Bolshevik women that has been painted on their heads, are factory workers. The work of each was essential and relevant for the new society that was to be built.