Political Art & Artists With Integrity & Courage
Famous Art That Inspires Political Action Against Dictators
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The German antifascist artist John Heartfield was a pacifist. He rose to number-five on the Gestapo’s Most Wanted List, working inside and in the shadow of the Third Reich. His only crime was his “art as a weapon” that used integrity and humor to reveal the fascist lies of dictators. A brief biography illustrates his fascinating journey.
The John Heartfield Exhibition tells his story and promotes modern artists influenced by the master of political collage. more…
John Heartfield risked his life inside Hitler’s Third Reich to make political art exposing Nazi propaganda with scissors, paste, & his wit.
German artist John Heartfield was Number 5 on the Gestapo’s Most-Wanted List for his Art As A Weapon
. His art saved lives.
Heartfield invented 3D Book Covers
. His covers told visual stories. He revolutionized typography, making it a visual element of the graphic design.
John Heartfield coined the word “photomontage” for his famous political art collages. He is one of history’s most prolific collage masters. His art was a weapon that attacked the propaganda lies of fascists and The Third Reich. Magazines and posters distributed his art throughout Berlin where Heartfield lived openly during Hitler’s rise.
FAMOUS POLITICAL ART
THE JOHN HEARTFIELD EXHIBITION
FEATURES MODERN POLITICAL ARTISTS
John Heartfield suffered beatings and faced Nazi assassination attempts at any moment. His dedication to truth remained resolute as he exposed fascist propaganda with glue, scissors, and a mastery of satire. The same fascist tactics have allowed dictators to unleased unimaginable horrors on families all over the world. Never again!
“John Heartfield is one of the most important European artists.”
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The warnings in John Heartfield’s famous political masterpieces saved lives. This exhibition presents his revolutionary Dada art, his groundbreaking graphic design, his influential stage work with Bertolt Brecht, and his enduring political art. It features modern political artists who see the same ugly politics rising again. In John Heartfield’s footsteps, new generations of artists continue to use their work to oppose ignorance, bigotry, and senseless conflict.
Famous Poltical Collage To Inspire Political Action Against Dictators
Facts are facts. Those who spout ‘alternate facts’ try to convince people that something terrible for them is actually very good for them. The Heartfield Exhibition is dedicated to revealing behavior that supports the rise of fascist and authoritarian regimes.
“Words are flying out like endless rain…” John Lennon
An endless rain of words can’t seem to keep up with the latest outrage. Politicians without conscience and their supporters pivot away from ugly words and actions. But political art doesn’t pivot. A striking image remains in your mind like a great song. These lingering images are a powerful way to combat racism, xenophobia, climate change denial, and drumbeats for senseless wars.
It’s essential to understand the life and work of John Heartfield. Heartfield knew violence is never the answer. He used humor and juxtapositions to reveal the true motives of those who traffic in hatred and division. A German archive locked away John Heartfield’s art for years. But it inspires modern artists when they see his work. Many have joined the exhibition. The images in this exhibition, past and present, remain relevant from generation to generation.
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