• Two WWII Posters

    5 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Recently we saw the exhibition of World War II posters at the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park.
    Out of all the posters in the show, let me focus on just two of them with a very similar concept: machine gunners in action. Let's compare the compositions:
    "Your Metal is their Might!" 1943 Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer The Schlaikjer painting shows three figures, a background that's light and dark, lots of bullet casings flying, and a slight upward angle of the gun barrel. "Let's give him Enough and On Time" Norman Rockwell What strikes me is how much simpler and more memorable the Rockwell is...
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