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Greed, Militarism, War - This is Fascism

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1936-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vilató, Badia (designer)
    Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (National Confederation of Workers) (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1825-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR23

This Republican poster warns against the dangers it perceives lurking behind the rebel Nationalist forces: greed, militarism and war. It calls upon all Spanish people to unite to bring about the overthrow of fascism and to restore peace, symbolised by the white dove.

Physical description

Ominous gas mask-clad figure, dove of peace, and a hand. Image in blue and yellow with some black and white.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

1936-1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Vilató, Badia (designer)
Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (National Confederation of Workers) (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Ambiciones Militarismo Guerra Esto es el fascismo
Ambition [or Greed] Militarism War - This is [what] fascism [is]
translated from the Spanish

Destruyelo Uniendo/ Tu Esfuerzo Al De Los Demas
Unite to Destroy It

Dimensions

Height: 108.7 cm, Width: 73.7 cm

Descriptive line

Anti-fascist Spanish Civil War poster by Badia Vilato. Spain, late 1930s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Palette and the Flame: Posters of the Spanish Civil War. John Tisa, editor. New York: International Publishers. 1979.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

War; Fascism; Militarism; Hands; Politics; Violence; Civil war; Doves; Propaganda; Gas mask

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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