Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Anti-American Art: Pushed Into the Sea
Snagged from the excellent Chineseposters.net, this panoramic Chinese poster seems to need no slogans to explain its gory message: the heroic armies of the Democratic Republic of Korea and the Chinese People's Volunteers push the US Army into the sea, downing bombers, destroying tanks, and inflicting high casualties on the routed GIs. It's a shockingly detailed piece of comic-book-like propaganda, down to the rosy red glow of the victors' cheeks and the sickly palor of the defeated Americans. From the early 1950s.