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Weg mit der Sonnenfinsternis am Rhein
Maker: John Heartfield
Date Made: 1957
Place Made: East Germany
Measurements: 84 cm x 57.6 cm; 33 1/16 in x 22 11/16 in
Main Subject: Germany (Europe)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
John Heartfield Weg mit der Sonnenfinsternis am Rhein!
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Translation: Away with the solar eclipse on the Rhine!
John Heartfield (1891-1968) was a pioneer in photomontage, who used this technique to create many anti-Nazi graphics. After World War II, he settled in East Germany and Berlin, designing both political and film posters. This poster, demonstrating Heartfield’s classic photomontage technique, shows a floating American helmet symbolizing American occupied West Germany, throwing a shadow over the Rhine (Rhein), the longest river in Germany, and one of the most important rivers in Europe.
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