Soviet Impressionism

Soviet Impressionism

by Vern Grosvenor Swanson




The discovery and appreciation of new areas of art acts as a catalyst for engendering enthusiasm for wider horizons. The major reappraisal for the nineties will undoubtedly revolve around the introduction of museum quality paintings from the former Soviet Union to the Western European and American art scenes.

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. This contrasted with Western models where artists were typically alienated from their community.

Acceptance will come, using the Soviet phrase, because it is 'historically inevitable'. This book will offer a greater understanding of this underrated but artistically exciting movement in Soviet art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851492800
Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 9.56(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.17(d)

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