-- 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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