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Propaganda Art

Post by vladimir » Sun May 24, 2015 7:45 am

I've always been interested in propaganda art, I guess collecting stamps as a kid got me into it. I've tried to find the earliest recorded example, but I only came up with a lion-hunt frieze depicting an Assyrian king, there might be something earlier.

The Nazis were very good at their propaganda, I've included a sample of their bottom-of-the-barrel anti-semitic stuff, and then a Chinese one. The thread is purely to discuss the merits/demerits of teh art, not a discussion of whether the system was corrupt. I guess if you have to advertise it, it's corrupt already.

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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by Khartoum » Sun May 24, 2015 8:23 am

I like the genre, actually...

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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun May 24, 2015 8:53 am

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Seriously, I'm also a fan of WW2 propaganda. I have a few posters back at my parents home (reprints). Had a class where we analyzed DPRK propaganda in university. Interesting stuff.
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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by vladimir » Sun May 24, 2015 9:02 am

Hahaha, APLE would nail that creepy Santa chop-chop! The fascist partnership:

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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by Khartoum » Sun May 24, 2015 10:09 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:... Had a class where we analyzed DPRK propaganda...
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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by AE86 » Sun May 24, 2015 10:40 am

vladimir wrote:I've tried to find the earliest recorded example, but I only came up with a lion-hunt frieze depicting an Assyrian king, there might be something earlier.
Going on the early propaganda art theme.

Around the time of Darius I, the place of Persepolis.

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One of the most influential propaganda "moves" in my opinion, the face on the coin by Alexander the Great.

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A personal favorite, Emperor Augustus.

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I don't know of anything definitely earlier than the murals of Asherbanipal though.
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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by vladimir » Sun May 24, 2015 11:49 am

It depends whether you consider cave paintings in Africa, France and Australia as records or personal propaganda
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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by Captain Steve Rogers » Sun May 24, 2015 11:50 am

What about this one?


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Re: Propaganda Art

Post by vladimir » Sun May 24, 2015 11:55 am

Earliest I could find, Chinese

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