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Soviet Union political posters. For Peace, Unity, Social Progress

Soviet Union political posters. For Peace, Unity, Social Progress

Soviet Union political posters
Monumental propaganda was truly unprecedented phenomenon in the history of world culture. In the first years after the civil war propaganda pathos permeates all types and genres, including art and crafts. However, an important role in shaping the social and aesthetic consciousness of the revolutionary people can play and play arts, capable of living on the streets. Therefore, active development, along with the monumental sculpture was a political poster, which at that time was the most mobile and the most expeditious.

Soviet Union political posters. Constitution of the USSR - the triumph of Soviet democracy

Soviet Union political posters. Constitution of the USSR – the triumph of Soviet democracy

The main features of the poster Civil War period was the sharpness of the material, the instantaneous response to rapidly changing events, agitation direction, through which developed the main features of the plastic poster language – laconic, Symbols, crisp silhouette and gesture. All these properties are directly related to the specifics of the poster – its invitingly, direct and rapid impact on the viewer.

Soviet Union political posters. Elections to local councils of people's deputies - high trust - high responsibility

Soviet Union political posters. Elections to local councils of people’s deputies – high trust – high responsibility

During the Civil War poster was of exceptional importance. It was everywhere: on the walls of houses and fences, on cars and shop windows, streets, railway stations. Poster played the role of a live speaker. It appealed to all people and to each person individually, attracting attention to new issues of the day. It aroused the will to fight, hatred of the enemy, the desire to win. What mattered, it was the fact that the poster could be issued in large numbers, sent to all the nooks and publicly available. With the huge number of illiterate and semi-literate population poster plays the role of political literacy lessons.

Soviet Union political posters. Festival poster by T. Dmitrieva. Peace on the planet - happy kids. Publisher Poster

Soviet Union political posters. Festival poster by T. Dmitrieva. Peace on the planet – happy kids. Publisher Poster

The first political posters produced in 1918 by publishing house of the Central Executive Committee. They were small in size, executed in four – six colors. They led their pictorial traditions of folk-popular prints of pictures with their broader narrative contained in the detailed figure. It was a poster of this kind that most clearly made symbolic and allegorical tendency of Soviet art of that time – formed the image of capitalism in the form of a dragon, and all sorts of other creatures, and has become a symbol of freedom winged rider with a torch in his hand.

Soviet Union political posters