Posts Tagged ‘ Socialist realism ’

Somerset House's facade on the Strand. Built in 1776 by Sir William Chambers the fine Neoclassical building is home to the Courtauld Institute.

Russian art history has been hijacked by the West

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

  Many Russian Art historians, in Russia, are puzzled by the slew of art exhibitions being organized in the West this year as a celebration of the 1917 Russian Revolution, an event that triggered the 70 year Communist Era that brought brutality, poverty, death and terror. Russia itself, having actually experienced the trauma of 1917,
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Ivan Lindsay interviewed by Tvoya Istoriya

Sep 28th, 2016 | By

Tvoya Istoriya, the Russian Federal project about people in Russian culture published an interview with Ivan Lindsay to learn more about his new book, Masterpieces of Soviet paintings and sculpture, which is to be launched at Waterstones Bookshop in Piccadilly at a book launch/panel discussion on 10th October: – Ivan Lindsay — the author of
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Socialist Realism: socialist in content, capitalist in price.

Jul 25th, 2014 | By

  July 24, 2014.  Yulia Vinogradova, Russia beyond the Headlines One would have thought that paintings depicting brawny workers and peasant women and promoting the Soviet ideology should have become a thing of the past, together with the rest of the USSR. However, the opposite is the case: The Soviet Union is no more but
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Deineka's 'Young Engineer', 150 x 101cm

Sotheby’s to test the market for Soviet period paintings in June

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Sotheby’s have announced they are to sell a selection of paintings from the collection of the Confederation of Artists Union(formerly the Artists Union) in the sale ‘Important Russian Art’ in London on the 2nd and 3rd June.   The Artists Union have some very good paintings as most of the leading Soviet painters were members
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'The team is resting' by Victor Popkov, 1965

Victor Popkov Exhibition opens at the Ca’ Foscari In Venice before heading for London.

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

  40 works of the Russian artist Viktor Popkov (1932-1974) have gone on display at the University Ca’Foscari in Venice until April 27th, 2014. The new exhibition “Dream and Reality“ examines the most significant works of the famous Russian painter, through themes such as life, fate and death. Viktor Popkov became one the most influential
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Mikhail Sokolov’s ‘Oarswoman’ (1930s)

Sotheby’s Soviet Sport exhibition continues to attract attention

Jan 6th, 2014 | By

Soviet Art, much derided in the West as second-rate propaganda, is being shown at Sotheby’s in an exhibition dedicated to Soviet Sport.  Soviet period painting and sculpture was often very good and has long been due a reassessment.  Now the supply of earlier Russian Art is drying up it seems that Sotheby’s has finally decided
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The Cover of 'Viktor Popkov' by Pyotr Kozorezenko

New Book published in English on ‘Severe Style’ artist Viktor Popkov

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

A new book has just been published by the Unicorn Press in English on the post-war ‘Severe Style’ artist Viktor Popkov. in the 1960’s a group of pioneering artists such as Nikolai Andronov, Geli Korzhev, Viktor Popkov, Pavel Nikonov, Pyotr Ossovski, Victor Ivanov and Tair Salahov rejected the happy cheerful subject matter of Socialist Realism,
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A new museum for Moscow devoted to Russian Realism

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

A new museum devoted solely to Russian and Soviet realist art from the 20th and 21st centuries has opened in Moscow,  The IRRA or Institute of Russian Realist Art. The institute has been put together by Russian businessman and billionaire Alexei Ananyev, who began collecting Russian realist paintings in 2001. Ananyev now has a collection of several thousand works, including
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In Memoriam: Geli Mikhailovich Korzhev (1925 – 2012)

Aug 31st, 2012 | By

Geli Mikhailovic Korzhev, prominent 20th century Russian painter, died this week after losing his leg recently.  Russia lost one its most important and interesting artists of the second half of the 20th century. Born in 1925 in Moscow, Korzhev’s philosophy and art was influenced by the social context and standards that defined life in the
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The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg – a major exhibition of Russian painters of the Second Half of the XX century, 10/7/12.

Jul 10th, 2012 | By

Courtesy of Stephen Justesen of TKM gallery. “Realism in Russian Art of the Second Half of the XX Century”. The Tkachev Brothers, Valentin Sidorov, Vladimir StozharovAleksei Gritsai, Sergei Gerasimov, Yuri Kugach. On July 4th, The State Russian Museum opened a major exhibition of Russian Realism from the Second Half of the Twentieth Century. This period
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