Thursday, July 20, 2006

propaganda

hardly a big nazi fan here, so why do I find it so easy to call this poster "art" ? I would even go so far as to say I find it moving. Not exactly in a nostaligic way... well done, executed ? (oy!) design principles in order ?

I seriously doubt it. Some kind of truth it corresponds to ? What kind ?

In a way I think I just wanted to see if I could find it on the internet and gaze at it. Sontag's Fabulous Fascism ? We can see now that it doesn't require this kind of art to mobilize the ugly hatred and pathology of our own 23%. 6 years ago I didn't know that. People jump onto hatred with barely a push. I think this poster must have been intended for more subtle, educated minds.

I found this one at www.ww2poster.co.uk

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  2. I don't think that Nazi's were subtle. This image was simply done by a good artist. It represents phallic power with a religious icon feeling. It's like a hammer on a bomb to me. Worship or die is the message.

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