Manipulating a population- Stanley Milgram influence

Another piece that inspired me at the Tate was the Soviet propaganda work.

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Propaganda work is interesting to me right now in relation to society. I am interested in how easy humans can be lead or in reality mislead. Ultimately I want to explore the chains that society has on people throughout times, the most interesting times perhaps being the most testing of times. The artist I am currently looking at in line with this work is Gustav Klutsis. His work can be seen above. I want to examine the format of propaganda art in relation to the manipulation of a human population, which in the most part is a relatively straight forward and easy task, which is  a shocking aspect of human nature.

http://www.psmag.com/health/electric-schlock-65377/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/famous-nazi-in-all-of-us-experiment-manipulated-australian-psychologist/story-fnb64oi6-1226734772611#mm-premium

These resources examine an experiment conducted in 1962 by Stanley Milgram which tested the attitude of so called normal people when being commanded to inflict pain of a another human being in the form of an electric shock. The results showed that 65 percent of people were easily manipulated leading to the argument that there is a ‘Nazi in all of us,’ and that good people have a tendency to be bad when under pressure.  The question is how many of us who admit to this?

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