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Soviet propanda poster - Great Patriotic War, TASS, 1945
Soviet propanda poster - TO THE HEROES OF THE SKY! Template painted poster (nr
Soviet propanda poster - TO THE HEROES OF THE SKY! Template painted poster (nr. TASS 1288) after the design by A. Plotnov, made in (August') 1945. Officers watching air display and parachute landings "Glory to the masters of the high sky, To the brave commanders of military exploits: To the valiant pilots, Stalin's falcons To the proud heroes, to the soldierconquerors."' Author: A. Zharov. Artist: A. Plotnov. Dimensions: 159 x 86,5 cm. The major role in Soviet poster art in the war was played by the TASS Windows. They were large, brightly coloured, hand-painted posters, stencilled and produced in runs of up to 1000 copies. They usually were accompanied by a didactic text or often quite lengthy poem. They were the direct descendants of the comparable ROSTA Windows of the Civil War period, so-called because they were displayed in the empty shop-windows of that period. Like ROSTA, TASS was the official Soviet telegraphic agency of the day, and the purpose of the association of this propaganda effort with the agency was both to provide a continuing visual chronicle of the war and to respond immediately, often within hours to the latest telegrams of TASS. M M Chermnykh, who had initiated the ROSTA Windows, also took the lead in the 1941 project. On 24 June the organisational committee of the Union of Soviet Artists established the TASS Window collective and the first poster appeared already on 27 June 1941. The Windows were numbered through to no. 1485 in June 1945. About 1250 were made in the original manner with stencils during the war itself. The theme and the text of each TA … [Click Below for Full Description]
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