Soviet Impressionism

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Antique Collectors' Club, 2001 - Art - 303 pages
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-- Charts the historical and sociological background that made Soviet art unique
-- Includes biographies of many of the major painters of the period

This major re-appraisal of Soviet art revolves around the introduction of museum quality paintings from the former Soviet Union to the Western European and the American art scene.

Because of a unique set of circumstances, which would be impossible to duplicate, Soviet art from 1930 to 1980 was the twentieth century's major realist school of painting. It powerfully expresses itself with a simple clarity of pictorial language, consummate adeptness and truthful portrayal of life. The Soviet artist acted as a willing collaborator with and portrayer of the aspirations of society.

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Swanson is the author of numerous books, catalogues and articles on Soviet painting, 19th century European classicist artists, and American realist art.

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