Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Nudes and monumental propaganda

In a previous post I showed a beautiful example of nude sculpture in bronze, even though it's used for propaganda purposes. Here is the full view of the monumental group in Flers, Normandy. You can see more on the Normandy photo journal

Monumental propaganda was a concept developed in the early days of the Soviet Union by Lenin and other bolsheviks, who suggested knocking down monuments dedicated to tsars and replacing them by sculptures glorifying revolutionary figures and working class heroes. Here is a concise description of this idea.

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