Raoul Hausmann. The Art Critic 1919-20. Hausmann, a founder member of the Berlin Dada group, developed photomontage as a tool of satire and political protest. The fragment of a German banknote behind the critic’s neck suggests that he is controlled by capitalist forces. The words in the background are part of a poem poster made by Hausmann to be pasted on the walls of Berlin.

Raoul Hausmann The Art Critic Lithograph and photographic collage on paper support: 318 x 254 mm Purchased ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

urban worker rural farmer

Vintage illustration: The Republic of Social Soviet, Union for Country and Urban Worker

Glory to the heroic Red Army! Year: 1945. Style: Socialist realism

Red Army : The army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

'Smokers' (1920-25) by German fashion photographer & Dada artist Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969). via NYT

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The Dada movement claimed to be anti-art and had a strong negative and destructive element. Rejecting all tradition, they sought complete freedom. Dada quickly spread from Zurich to other European cities. Dada artists claimed to have invented photomontage.

The Dada movement claimed to be anti-art; it had a strong negative & destructive element. Rejecting all tradition, they sought complete freedom. Dada quickly spread from Zurich to other European cities. Dada artists claimed to have invented photomontage.

Chinese Communist Propaganda Posters from Mao Zedong Era

The person who made it is Mao Zedong. This was made for grown ups. The message is fighting for your country.

History of Visual Communications - Heroic Realism - She's a Wow Woman Ordinance Worker Poster by Adolph Treidler 1944

Woman Ordnance Worker poster "The Girl He Left Behind". Shows Rosie the Riveter in red bandana. Collectors and non-collectors love these Rosie posters. There were a number of variants done during the war, this is among the most desirable.


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