Edi Hila, Journalists, 1985 Edi Hila, Party preparations, 1988 Edi Hila, The Lab of slogans production, 1988 Edi Hila, New Year's Eve, 1984 Edi Hila, City décor, 1978 Edi Hila, The artists in the city décor, 1978 Edi Hila, Officer of the artists league, 1974
The seven works in the “Propaganda” series are watercolour, ink and pen drawings and one oil on cardboard. They date from 1974 to 1988. The common motif of the works in the series is propaganda, compulsory creation of propaganda shows and decorations, propaganda that encroaches on private life, and propaganda officers. His drawings remain a testimony of an era and, at the same time, of an artist struggling with the lack of creative freedom. At the formal level, they are in an interesting relationship with the works of other artists struggling with the coercion of propaganda, for example Andrzej Wróblewski, an important artist in the narrative of the Museum of Modern Art.
Works of the cycle:
- “Journalists” 1985, pencil drawing, 35 x 50.2 cm,
- “Party preparations” 1988, watercolour, collage of coloured paper and drawing in pencil, 23.8 x 29.2 cm,
- “The Lab of slogans production”, 1988, watercolour, tempera, ink, 23.8 x 29.2 cm,
- “New Year’s Eve”, 1984, watercolour, 25.1 x 27.2 cm,
- “City décor”, 1978, ink drawing, 21.1 x 20.1 cm,
- “The artists in the city décor”, 1978, watercolour, 22.8 x 25.4 cm,
- “Officer of the artists league”, 1974, oil on cardboard, 59.8 x 40 cm.
Year: 1974 Medium: watercolour, tempera, ink
Format: 35×50,2;23,8×29,2;23,8×29,2;25,1×27,2;22,8×25,4;59,8×40 cm
Ownership form: collection
Source: Edi Hila Index: MSN:4300-13-1-7/2017 Acquisition date: Nov 8, 2017