|In 1941 Hitler invaded the USSR, which now had no more than a skeleton army and a starving, terrorized population.
The crippled country battled against the invading German forces; World War II
(The Great Patriotic War, as it was named in the USSR) lasted for four years.
The Great Patriotic War brought a revival of the great age of the Bolshevik poster.
The Soviet struggle for survival forced a return to symbolism that fanned the patriotic fires of the heartland.
The forces unleashed in the crisis days of the Civil War were reawakened, and Soviet artists again rose to the challenge.
Indeed, some of the most powerful icons of the Civil War reappeared.
The themes of Soviet propaganda shifted dramatically as the Nazi threat grew. Patriotic appeals began to overshadow
the theme of communism and the class struggle. Speeches and posters were populated by references to great pre-Soviet
heroes such as Alexander Nevsky (the conqueror of the Teutonic Knights who invaded Russia in 1242) and Suvorov,
who defeated the Turks in 1787.
Some placats illustrates both soldiers and civilian workers in the defense complex.
Due to Stalin’s purges, the majority of posters were produced by younger artists, and many of these revealed
a stylistic shift toward realism. Most of them we did know name
Posters BY CONSERVING KILOWATS, YOU CAN SEND MORE GRENADES TO THE FRONT.
This plakat was intended to persuade people to conserve electricity and thus reduce the amount of energy,
already in short supply, diverted from military production.
This poster first time was printed in1941-1945. The reprint has appeared in 2003 circulation of 500 copies
on art paper(enamel-paper),high quality and rather heavy two-side coated printing paper with smooth surface.
Density of paper is 90g/m2
Title: Saving kilowatt you give to front grenades|
Size: 11 3/8 x 16 1/2 in (29,7 x 42 cm)
Material: printer ink on paper