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Russian Sputnik-1 Traveling Propaganda Museum

   by Dr. G Kim Franz for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Propaganda Posters 1957-58

Inspiration Artist: Various

I built this with the wood, canvas board, burlap cloth, glue, clay & wire that came in the box. I used a drill, saw, four screw and paint.

I did an extensive internet search for art that reflected the sputnik between 1957 & 1960. There was only Russian poster propaganda. I remember watching the Sputnik fly over our skies. It was an amazing time in history. We were in a full-blown cold war with Russia at the time and diving under our desks every Wednesday at noon when the sirens screamed. Russia sold it's strength on one side and "the good for humanity" on the other side, touting the benefits of uranium. Art usually reflects social norms. This pivotal moment was not reflected in our mainstream designs until after President Kennedy addressed the fears of the nation and defined NASA.

I did an extensive internet search for art that reflected the sputnik between 1957 & 1960. There was only Russian poster propaganda. I remember watching the Sputnik fly over our skies. It was an amazing time in history. We were in a full-blown cold war with Russia at the time and diving under our desks every Wednesday at noon when the sirens screamed. Russia sold it's strength on one side and "the good for humanity" on the other side, touting the benefits of uranium. Art usually reflects social norms. This pivotal moment was not reflected in our mainstream designs until after President Kennedy addressed the fears of the nation and defined NASA.

 


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