Soldata D'Italia Temprato al Clima del Fascismo... [The soldier of Italy hardened by the climate of Fascism...]

 
Soldata D'Italia Temprato al Clima del Fascismo... [The soldier of Italy hardened by the climate of Fascism...]
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  • Title :     Soldata D'Italia Temprato al Clima del Fascismo... [The soldier of Italy hardened by the climate of Fascism...]
  • Artist:     Vittorio Pisani Artist
  • Accession:     XX1990.3670
  • Country:     Italy
  • Date:     1930 1939 Emily Braun believes it to be 1935
  • Dimensions:     Inches 15-3/4 11-1/4 Dimensions, board and sheet, Centimeters 40.0 28.6 Dimensions, board and sheet
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     War/Military , Fascism , Colonialism , Commemoration , Propaganda , Graphic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.3670.JPG
  • Tags:     Colonialism~War and Political Propaganda~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Gouache and watercolor painting mounted to board depicting a soldier with bayonet standing over the skeleton of a dead soldier; gravestone at bottom left with the inscription "Adua 1° Marzo 1896"; image surrounded by border of intertwined plants and brief text at top and bottom of border; design for a postcard produced by Vittorio Boeri; propaganda to commemorate the defeat of the Italian colonial enterprise in Adua 1896.