Political Art & Artists With Integrity & Courage
Famous Art That Inspires Political Action Against Dictators
From John Heartfield to Bob Dylan to John Lennon to Beyoncé, artists have exposed villains, emboldened resistance, and forced conversations.
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. Learn his fascinating life story.
The John Heartfield Exhibition 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 Political Collage Inspires Voters To Oppose Dictators
Facts are facts. Those who spout ‘alternate facts’ try to convince people that something terrible for them is actually very good for them. Images in The Heartfield Exhibition inspire voters and reveal the tactics used by 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. Every day, politicians try to pivot away from their ugly words and actions. But powerful political art never pivots. A striking image remains in your mind like a great song. These lingering images inspire voters to make choices that racism, xenophobia, climate change denial, and drumbeats for senseless wars.
One Hand Casting A Vote Can Change Everything
It’s essential to understand the life and work of John Heartfield. A lifelong pacifist, Heartfield knew violence is never the answer. Instead, he used humor and juxtapositions to reveal the true motives of those who traffic in hatred and division. His art continues to unmask their propaganda, influence modern artists, and inspire voters. Many high-profile artists have joined the exhibition. The images in this exhibition, past and present, remind us that fascist tactics always end in a horror show.
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