Important piece of Constructivist art
The Russian constructivist chess set is a unique and highly sought after chess set that is known for its exceptional design and aesthetic. This chess set is considered to be one of the most important pieces of constructivist art from Russia and is widely regarded as a masterpiece of the movement.
Artists were experimenting with new forms of expression
- The pieces are made from metal and are hand-cast, making each set unique and one-of-a-kind.
- Using bold and modernist design, characterized by simple geometric shapes, flat surfaces, and a lack of ornamentation.
New ideas of the constructivist movement
- The chess pieces were designed to represent the workers, peasants, and other members of the Soviet society, rather than the traditional royalty and knights of other chess sets.
- The chess pieces are heavily inspired by the industrial landscape and machine-like forms of the Soviet Union.