More steel - Stronger nation
A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)
Fine, light fold marks and wear.
Paper, offset lithography.
Spectacular socialist realist propaganda poster from the early 1950's.
The design was created by the greatest master of the time, György Konecsni. The figure of a working-class man was commonly used in the state political propaganda which employed Socialist Realism as an obligatory style in every field of art. The working-class male figure always appears as the hero of Socialism. Here he symbolizes the development of the industry. Although socialist realist designs had to employ the boring greyish, terrene colour-scale together with a realist portrayal to create photorealistic images, this work is made a bit more special by its pastel colors. On the other hand, the heroic manner couldn't be avoided.