A deftly rendered precise original gouache painting from 1937 used for a poster designed for a South Kensington, England Science Museum show. Signed Eileen McKinney on the verso and dated April 3, 1937. The work is entrenched with imagery inspired by the ongoing industrial revolution which was occurring throughout much of the world and captures the public’s fascination with the machine, science and industry as they were to intersect in what has become known as “The Machine Age”. The artist uses elements of Russian Constructivist poster design which emphasizes the particular material properties of an object added with it’s three dimensional spatial presence. This design aesthetic was very tied into Industry and Modernism and became harmonious with the graphics and imagery associated with The Machine Age.
Artist: Eileen McKinney