Art of Propaganda: Lenin Lived, Lenin is Alive, Lenin Will Live
The 20th Century presents society with a long list of incomprehensible situations and events. Few people understand why countries declare war, racial tensions exist or millions die from incurable diseases. Artistic representations of these phenomena give society a different viewpoint on humanity and present interpretations of current problems. Acting as a buffer between the horrors of reality and individual’s perceptions of the world, art allows people to see social problems in differing contexts and perhaps explains how to prevent or help certain situations.
Art helps to inform, explain and educate society about controversial issues, however, art can also be used to change people’s perceptions. Modern propagandists realize the persuasive emphasis behind visual representations and use this power in contemporary propaganda campaigns.