Political Art Antiwar Masterpieces

Taking together, John Heartfield political art antiwar masterpieces tell a story of the more ugly motives behind modern warfare and their terrible consequences. They remain as relevant today as when he created thir art “as weapons” to counter fascist propaganda and the madness of Adolf Hitler. It’s possible to count on one hand times when fascist dictators didn’t lead their countries into disastrous wars. Own and display them to show your resistance to 21st century fascism. As before, this fascism will lead without fail leads to suffering, destruction, and death for millions. More antiwar masterpieces will be added so please return to this page soon.

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Never Again!

Never Again!

One Vote Can Change History

One Vote Can Change History

Politicians Spout Junk For Gold

Politicians Spout Junk For Gold

War Profiteers & Their Puppets

War Profiteers & Their Puppets

A Beaten And Blind Lady Justice

A Beaten And Blind Lady Justice

War Doesn't Nourish The People

War Doesn't Nourish The People

Corruption Of The Youth

Corruption Of The Youth

Conflict From Religious Bigotry

Conflict From Religious Bigotry

Atomic Weapons Must End

Atomic Weapons Must End

Prophetic Vision Of Trump's Global Warming Politicies

Prophetic Vision Of Trump's Global Warming Politicies




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John Heartfield Political Art Antiwar Masterpieces

John Heartfield’s genius was his ability to create a visual road map to the causes and so-called justifications for modern war. His collages (photo montages) for popular magazines inside Nazi Germany were a blow-by-blow description of the rise of fascism in the twentieth century. Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco were able to exploit political insanity that inevitably led to the devastating wars of the modern era.
 
It’s not difficult to understand why Heartfield’s famous photo montage for the cover of Upton Sinclair’s book Nach der Sintflut is also appears on this page. For financial reasons, United States politicians are currently waging a war upon our planet. Denying the science of global warming is simply a tactic for these unethical politicians to continue to collect money from their big money donors and their financial base. The result will be droughts, famine, and human migration on a devastating scale. It may be humanity’s final war resulting from greed and ignorance.


Antiwar Posters In Nazi Germany

 
Heartfield seemed unafraid to show his resistance to the insanity of Hitler’s march to war. His political art ripped away the propaganda of ignorance, political lies, and the financial support behind the Nazi war plans. He was beaten, thrown from a streetcar and finally targeted for assassination. Nothing seemed to stop him. He shouted “swine, swine” over and over again at a huge Nazi supporter who was demanding an apology as he smashed his fists into Heartfield’s face. The frail artist didn’t stop shouting “swine” until he was dragged away unconscious.
 
His supporters had some of his most powerful antiwar masterpieces reproduced as posters. These posters were pasted on public surfaces throughout the city of Berlin. These posters were made possible by the painstaking printing process “rotogravure.” Talented artisans, guided by Heartfield’s precise instructions, etched his work into many small recesses of intaglio copper cylinders. Ink was then transferred to a moving web of paper.
 
The messages of Heartfield’s political art masterpieces are as relevant today as they were when they were “art as a weapon” against those greedy for power regardless of the cost. There are still politicians who turn their supporter’s gold into speeches full of junk and hatred.

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