Ivana Kobilca (December 20, 1861 - December 4, 1926)
Design for the Slovene Parliament in 1947 by Joze Plecnik
Laibach's use of Plecnik's design
Joze Plecnik (1872-1957)
Laibach - Blut und Eisen 1985
Ivan Grohar (1867 - 1911)
Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People
Though not instantly noticeable the famous Eugene Delacroix painting shines through once its origin is discovered. Contrasting the image of Liberty over a scene from the Third Reich, it gives conflicting signals and it usually comes down to the individual how to interpret the image however this is often the desired outcome for Laibach and allowed them to be everything and nothing at the same time. Laibach's use of Delacroix is actually inspired from John Heartfield's poster. Irwin also used the same painting in a similar way to Laibach.
One of the main images of Laibach/NSK is the red deer created around the beginning of Laibach's carear. The image originates from the Tomaz Hostnik painting which was a version of Sir Edwin Landseer's - Monarch of the Glen. Since then copies of Tomaz's deer have been used in several NSK work including the Nova Akropola cover and is now a strong symbol of the NSK. Sir Edwin Landseer born in England was a keen and regular visitor to the Scottish Highlands capturing its rugged beauty and wildlife in many paintings.