Lunchtime art talk with Professor Sasha Grishin: TASS propaganda posters
There are no upcoming dates for this event.
Join eminent art historian Professor Sasha Grishin, who will speak about the TASS posters within the context of Russian art history.
When Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a group of artists, writers and poets launched a counter-offensive. Under the auspices of the TASS News Agency they began to produce vivid posters as “windows onto the war” in support of the Soviet’s “great patriotic war”. Over 1,200 TASS posters were produced, one for almost every day of the war, and these became some of the great examples of anti-war propaganda art. The comprehensive publication of these posters for the first time in 2013 allows modern audiences to see the diversity, richness, and fecundity of the TASS posters. This lecture will examine some of the new perspectives on Soviet war art.
This talk will take place in the BAE Systems Theatre at 12.30pm.
Free, no booking required