The “C.N.T Loor A Los Heroes” was created by Arturo Ballester in 1934. This is one of the most famous posters from the conflict and it was created to by the C.N.T(Conferderacion Nacional del Trabajo) a power labour movement to celebrate and support the growing Republican airforce.
The Republican airforce became the cause of much celebration as memories of the bombing of Guernica by the Nazi’s was still fresh in the minds of the people. An example of another republican posters that celebrates the Spanish Republican airforce is the “Los obreros de Graficas Reunidas U.H.P. A La Gloriosa Aviacion Republicana” poster.
The Republican supporters feared their villages would be bombed just as Guernica was bombed, and the Republican army wanted to inform the people that they now had defences in place thanks to local and overseas supported such as the U.S.S.R. This was communicated through posters as well as other propaganda.
In the “C.N.T Loor A Los Heroes” poster, Ballester invokes Greek methodology and the image of Icarus who flew using wax wings to show the strength of the Republican airforce. The style is modernist with bright colours against a blue sky. We see the Republican airforce soar above the ground amongst the clouds in a triumphant manner.