Deni, V. Helping Wounded And Sick Red Army Soldiers
Dolg kazhdogo chestnogo grazhdanina - priyti na pomosh ranenomy i bol'nomu krasnoarmeitsu [Helping Wounded and Sick Red Army Soldiers Is the Responsibility of Every Honest Citizen], a poster by Victor Deni (Victor Denisov, 1893-1946, Meritorious Art Worker of the Russian Federation). Published by the Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Military Council of the Republic (referred to as Litizdat PUR in the rest of this catalog), Moscow, 1920, 106 x 68.5 cm.
One can draw parallels with any number of WWI-period charity drive posters, many produced by major Russian artists. True to the time, the tenor of Deni's poster is a bit coarser than that of its pre-Revolutionary predecessors. The deliberate profusion of exclamation marks makes the caption to read more like an order than an appeal.
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