Affiche, 1936, Ballester A., CNT AIT Comité national, Paysan rejète les nouveaux tyrans View larger
CNT AIT Comite nacional. Campesino, rotas tus cadenas no consientas te opriman otros tiranos.
Peasant, you breaked your chains, do not consent other tyrants oppress you

Affiche, 1936, Ballester A., CNT AIT Comité national, Paysan rejète les nouveaux tyrans

Here is one of the posters of the most known CNT or almost, because the text of this version is very enigmatic. Graphically we find the usual codes of posters libertarians: freedom, construction of a new society and denunciation of the oppressors. The drawing almost takes up all the room with this Mediterranean farmer (with the engraved face) who breaks his chains. A. Ballester uses - as of habit- the big diagonal, to give of the movement towards the future. But who are these oppressors whom the CNT AIT denounce? The fascists, they do not threatenthe freedom of the farmers situated in the republican zone. There are no many of the other alternatives that the communists, about whom we know that commando squads skimmed countrysides to destroy the social victories and collectivised farms.

Themes Collectivization, Cooperative ; Farming ; Repression ; Freedom
Artists Arturo Ballester (1892 - 1981)
Year 1937 ?
Sponsor Comité national CNT- AIT
Area Spain
Type poster
Graphical Composition Arm, Hand, Fist, Chain, Farmer

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