Behaviour Change

PROPAGANDA FOR CHANGE is a project created by the students of Behaviour Change (ps359) and Professor Thomas Hills @thomhills at the Psychology Department of the University of Warwick. This work was supported by funding from Warwick's Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning.

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Visual History into the Art of Propaganda

In looking for good old propaganda art, I found this page. It makes me wonder if there is an artistic style adapted to persuasion, or is this style merely a historical accident of such early influential artists as Dimitri Moor, whose dominant works appeared between 1917-1921 (shown above).  This style seems marked by Herculean figures on stark, solid-colored backgrounds, as if the world paled in comparison to their potential threat or achievement.  

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