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Ladyagin-- V.
Soviet propaganda poster - Great Patriotic War, TASS, c. 1945.
Soviet propaganda poster - OUR JUST CAUSE! WE HAVE CONQUERED - (TASS No 1254) Medal showing Stalin bearing same inscription as the caption "The medal of a holy and just war! To wear it is a great honour: There is part of the motherland in it, There is a reflection of national glory in it." Author: V. Lebedev Kumach. Artist: V. Ladyagin. Dimensions: 177 x 86 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 TASS Window were agreed with the leader of the collective, and ultimately with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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