Poster “Lenin – leader of the international proletariat.”
Paper, intaglio printing
This is one of the seven posters created during the life of V.I. Lenin, seven posters with his image were published. Using the image of the leaders in a poster became a sign of their political orientation. Already in the 1920s reinforcement of the visual image and the slogan of the posters by the indisputable authority of the leader turned into a ritual. Despite the differences in painting techniques in the interpretation of the image, they all testified that even during the lifetime Lenin became a legend. The romantics of the revolution turned the Leader into a symbol of the will and strength of the revolutionary class. Later it became the norm to associate with the name of Lenin “all the content of Soviet reality, all the most important problems of economics, politics, science, culture, practice of socialist construction”. Poster artists were instructed to translate this norm into artistic language.