NO to wealth tax, Emil Cardinaux
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NO to wealth tax

Artist: Emil Cardinaux
Year: 1922
Size: 127 x 90 cm / 50 x 35.4″
Price: up to CHF4000 (recommended price)

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This rare vintage poster, which urged Swiss voters in 1922 to vote No in a referendum about wealth tax, is one of the few political propaganda posters that Emil Cardinaux designed. A gigantic, threatening figure of a red-clad jester carrying a large sack on his back leans on a factory chimney. This strange image along with the gloomy colours of the factory scene below creates a feeling of tension and unease and is a striking example of political propaganda imagery.

Artist: Emil Cardinaux

Emil CARDINAUX (1877 Bern 1936)

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Swiss art scene underwent thorough transformation. The central figure in this development was the painter Ferdinand Hodler. He was the first among Swiss artists who dared to radically be himself. Even though Hodler never took on students, the art world soon coined the term “Hodlerians” for a small group of Bernese artists. What the... more

Emil CARDINAUX (1877 Bern 1936)

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Swiss art scene underwent thorough transformation. The central figure in this ...

development was the painter Ferdinand Hodler. He was the first among Swiss artists who dared to radically be himself. Even though Hodler never took on students, the art world soon coined the term “Hodlerians” for a small group of Bernese artists. What the... more
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