Sunday, August 19, 2007

Radiant Che

Radiant Che
Alfredo Rostgaard, 1969

This is a world-known Radiant Che poster. This masterpiece utilizes the Alberto Korda's famous photograph of Che Guevarra – an icon of revolutionary movement worldwide and Fidel Castro’s brother-in-arms. Che was captured and executed in 1967 in Bolivia while leading guerilla war against Bolivian government. His heroic death gave way to the Che's cult of personality, which remains ever since both in Cuba and around the world.

The poster was created by Alfredo Rostgaard – a Cuban graphic artist and an art director of Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) from 1960 to 1975. OSPAAAL – a Cuban political movement - has always been a source of versatile and outstanding art, which was used to fight globalisation, imperialism, neoliberalism and defending human rights.

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