We vote for the People's Front on May 17

Hungarian title:

Május 17-én a Népfrontra szavazunk

Size:

A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)

Year:

1953

Condition:

Fine, fold marks, light wear.

Material:

Paper, offset.

Price: $1200

Description:

We vote for the People's Front on May 17 is a 1953 vintage Hungarian communist election political propaganda poster designed by Kornel Szentgyorgyi.

Publisher: Budapest, Magyar Fuggetlenségi Nepfront Orszagos Tanacsa, 1953, Offset Nyomda Budapest (F.v. Pomayer Gyula).

This is a very typical political propaganda poster from the first half of the 1950s, designed in a socialist realist manner. The young couple is gazing forward into the bright future, while voting, and they have a senseless smile on their faces. In the 1950s the obligatory socialist realist style was apparent in almost all fields of art. The hands of the artists were tied. They were forced to make realistic compositions centered around workers who are always smiling and staring in the distance. They are strong, honest and satisfied with the new system. The posters of this period are interesting historic documents and in many cases great pieces of art. 

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