The upcoming anniversary of the end of World War 2 prompted me to think about the changing use of media propaganda from Art to Social Media - but mainly Art.
Nowadays propaganda is spread by social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. News and adverts are instantly available on Tv and the internet but in the past, the government played subtly to the audience, playing on the emotions but in a less obvious way.
I decided to look at the posters of World War 1 and 2 to see how the artists played on the emotions of the population to get their message across.
The Great War 1914 – 1918 (World War 1) will be referred to as WW1
World War 2 1939 – 1945 will be referred to as WW2