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"Mardo" Brand. Development of the Label and Youth Clothes Collection.

Student: Andrey Mordovin

Supervisor: Ekaterina Pavelko

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Design (Master)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2018

The subject of visual research is anti-war painting of the 20th – 21st centuries. The object of the study is the famous paintings aimed at the negation, rejection and condemnation of war, violence and terror. The aim of the study is to show how artists of the 20th and 21st centuries encourage people to live without war and express their pacifist ideas through their works. This work considers the paintings devoted to the most massive and significant wars in the world and military actions of the 20th and 21st centuries. In the course of the study some trends in anti-war painting were determined. At the beginning of the 20th century and during the First World War artists mainly reflected anti-war themes of their country. But in the 1930s, some of them began to pay attention to other countries. During the Second World War, anti-war paintings became more generalized and apocalyptic. In 1945 the first nuclear attack in human history took place. While most early anti-war paintings are often devoted to certain events related to certain countries, during the cold war artists are united by a common goal, different representatives of different countries and art schools create the same stories in fear of nuclear war, realizing that it can lead to the apocalypse. In the second half of the 20th century, the situation in the world stabilized a little but military conflicts do not end there. Anti-war artists think not only about the security of their own country but also about the whole world. The 20th century was very difficult for the whole world, there were many wars, state conflicts and so on. Thus, while researching, we can trace how the individualism of anti-war artists leads to feelings about all of humanity, concern for the fate of his native country and personal security are replaced by the struggle for peace in the whole world.

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