Seventy years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, a group of artists and writers in Moscow joined forces under the auspices of the TASS News Agency to reassure and rouse the Soviet citizenry by producing large-scale posters. Within their work, these artists and writers showcased their talents in myriad ways, embodying the popular idiom “the pen is mightier than the sword.” This video explores the portrayal of the villain, just one of the methods the artists used to mobilize their audience. They stenciled Hitler, Mussolini, and Goebbels as a cast of characters ranging from sinister to silly: as a spider, an old woman, a dragon, a tree, a skeleton, a snake, a bird, and a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Come see these arresting images firsthand and check out the exhibition website for even more faces of the enemy.
1 day 11 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory
1 day 14 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Time machines, superheroes, wild creatures, and more… JourneyMaker makes every visit to the museum an adventure.
Try this new digital interactive for families in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center, located in the Modern Wing, or print out a tour at home.
2 days 12 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today marks the autumn equinox and the official end of summer. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the latest in ARTicle’s Sound and Vision series, matching songs from around the world with our encyclopedic collection.