We Want You to Believe in the Cause!-  Justin Robinson

This art gallery is based around war propaganda posters. These posters are a symbol of how many different war torn countries used art to rally the general population around their cause. These are a variety of posters from several different countries including the United States, the Soviet Union, and other European countries. These posters are not only classic symbols of these various countries and their beliefs but show how art can be used to influence a way of thinking for society. 

This poster depicts a young woman holding a flag in the foreground with soldiers in the background. The woman in this picture is a symbol of peace. The color white of her dress emphasizes the peace that will be brought to the United States after the war. The artist also uses the colors of the flag in the words and her dress. This cause the viewer to connect the idea of America with the image.
This poster is of a young solider who is embraced in the American flag. The emphasis of the flag in this poster is powerful. It is the main focus point of the poster. The value of light also hitting the flag adds to the flag being the central point in the poster.
In this iconic poster, Uncle Sam is in his traditional guest and is pointing at the viewer. In this piece, the colors are very important in the understanding of the piece. The artist only used triadic colors. This is important in the piece as it causes contrast between the various colors that are used in the poster. This contrast causes the image of Uncle Sam to stand out in the poster and create a visual three dimensional effect.
This poster depicts three individuals who are working on a plane. These individuals are both men and women. In this poster, the use of proportion helps create a sense of realism for the viewer. The parts of the planes are in proportion to the people who are working on the planes. This is important in propaganda art as it causes the viewer to relate to the image. The people in this image relate well to the size of the plane.
This poster depicts two children who is listening to Uncle Sam. In this war poster, the dynamic images of the two children sitting with Uncle Sam creates a warm like feeling to the poster. The shapes of the children are very soft in quality. These images helps to create the scene for the viewer of a discussion between all of the characters in this image.
This poster is of soldiers firing with a line of war savings stamps separating them and what they are shooting at. These savings stamps represent the bullets used in the machine gun. The use of red in this poster and black create a stark contrast in the image. The line of savings bond creates a divide in the poster and draws the viewer to look on either side of the line.
This poster depicts two tanks driving over two flags across Europe. This image is very powerful of propaganda art as it shows the strength that Germany had during World War Two. The use of the color red is very important in this piece as red is a symbol of power. The single use of this color as the background of the poster create a sense of power in the image. This is important as it cause the viewer to understand that Germany is able to be a powerful force in the war.
This poster depicts a Carlist soldier playing the bugle. The soldier is the only sole object in the poster. The poster uses analogous color to help create the color of the background. The coloring goes from a red to a lighter hue, similar to that of a sunrise. The image of the soldier on the the hill is cast is shadowed as you do not see distinct features of the base or the soldier. This is important as it adds to the heightened idea of another light source in the painting.
This Spanish civil war poster depicts Franco as a skeleton. There are three figures that are following this image of the Spanish leader. The skeleton general is the main focus of the painter with lesser emphasis placed on the three individuals who are following him. This emphasis is important in the propaganda poster as it gives the sense of power that the Spanish leader had over the various people. The varied heights of the figures in the poem draws the viewer to first look at the main image of the Spanish leader.
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