Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion

  • May 05, 2022 – October 02, 2022
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  • Museum of Russian Icons
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  • Clinton, MA
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  • Art Exhibit


Images of Atheism: The Soviet Assault on Religion

Images of Atheism explores the role of visual propaganda in the Communist Party’s seven-decade war against religion (ca. 1920– 1990). With their eye-catching design, strident slogans, and stereotyped characters, the posters and publications of Soviet atheism demonized the world’s religions and jeered at those who practiced them. Above all, they appealed to young people by promising a new world of abundance and moral values replacing the superstitions and injustices of the past. Intended mainly for domestic consumption, this remarkable campaign to eradicate faith is among the least known aspects of Soviet visual culture.


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