Always be Mama

“May there always be sunshine, May there always be sky, May there always be Mama, May there always be me.”
Porcelain, figure, Dulevo factory, propaganda, Soviet Union, Yakut

A Soviet Achievement

This large hand-painted circular plate, measuring 13 9/16” in diameter, represents a period of Russian history during Stalin’s regime, where state sponsored porcelain products were used to promote the accomplishments of Russian society and culture and helped to play an important role in the official Party’s Soviet state propaganda campaign.
Plate, Porcelain, women, sports, Russia, Soviet Union, propaganda

Shocked and Appealed

Well, this is certainly pugnacious—but what propaganda isn’t, really? It takes no learned scholar to discern that this poster means business. Euphemism wasn’t really of interest to the United States in December 1941, when its resistance to entering World War II was abruptly terminated by the infamous events in Pearl Harbor. The nation was catapulted into the global turmoil that had already blurred national boundaries and sent refugees seeking shelter in other countries all over the world.
World War II, propaganda, Cubism, Jean Carlu, posters, graphic design, offset lithography

Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains 1918-1985

The porcelain in this exhibition documents Soviet history between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Glasnost era of the late 1980s. Most of the objects are examples of propaganda and Socialist realism, such as a statuette depicting a seamstress sewing a hammer and sickle banner or a colorful teapot decorated with fields and farm laborers.
Porcelain, Soviet Union, propaganda, Socialist realism, tea service, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350049