Art of the Spanish Civil War
Propaganda posters kept in the archives of the Pablo Iglesias Foundation.
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Poster art during war
Explore a key collection to our understanding of 20th-century political propaganda.
Learn about the collection
The Collection in 12 Questions
What is the Pablo Iglesias Foundation poster collection?
Explore the artists
Artists and Vanguards
Discover the works of 15 artists who collaborated with the Republic in the Spanish Civil War.
Explore the collection by colour
The collection of posters kept in the Pablo Iglesias Foundation's archives reflect the politics of agitation and propaganda in Republican areas during the Spanish Civil War.
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Augusto Fernández Sastre
Images of revolution and war
Discover the propaganda tools that were used to spread new political ideas.
How new measures impacted the general population's access to culture.
Focus on: Films
Due to cinema's popularity, films were used to disseminate political ideas.
Focus on: Press
The press was considered a fundamental tool for disseminating not only news, but ideas.
Challenges of the Second Spanish Republic
Explore how artists relied on their imagination to draw people's attention to education and health.
Sport and Education
Find out how posters helped to fight against illiteracy.
Explore the health challenges during the Second Spanish Republic.
Mothers, militiawomen, and workers
How are women represented in the collection?
Women in the Spanish Civil War
Explore how many of the posters depict activities that women did during the civil war.
The People's Army of the Republic
Active propaganda throughout the Spanish Civil War.
The Call for Solidarity
A spirit of solidarity among the population, both in Spain and abroad.
The Call to Mobilize and Enlist
Militias and the People's Army of the Republic.
The defense of Madrid
Learn about Madrid under siege after the failed coup in July 1936, through the world of posters.
“They Shall Not Pass!”
Supplies and Fortification
What were wall newspapers?
Explore cultural pieces, news, political articles or comic strips attached to one paper.
Do It With Others
Let's look at some examples and what kinds of issues they dealt with.
On the Front Lines
Learn about the wall newspapers crafted on the front lines.
5th Machine Gun Company Wall Newspaper
13th International Brigade Wall Newspaper
Rakosi Battalion Wall Newspaper
"The Rising Sun" Wall Newspaper
"Heroic Asturias" Wall Newspaper
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