Here are some great posters from the Spanish Civil War…and an excerpt of an article announcing that the posters will be on display in Memphis. The article has lots of great info about both the art and the war. Very interesting…
It was the first war in which civilian populations were targeted by aircraft, and the first war that produced large numbers of urban refugees. It was a testing ground for advanced war technology and for the battle between fascism and communism, a lining up of sides for the larger conflict to come, a stew of atrocities amid the death throes of idealism.
It was also a war of words and images, and it’s the propaganda aspect of the Spanish Civil War that the National Civil Rights Museum addresses in the exhibition “Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War from UCSD’s Southworth Collection,” on display through May 31. Read the rest