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Socialist realist painting, Matthew Cullerne Bown

Label
Socialist realist painting
Title
Socialist realist painting
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Cullerne Bown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, the new government took control of the art establishment in Russia, nationalizing all art collections and laying down the principles that were to govern the creation of works of art. During the next decades Socialist Realism became the mainstream movement, encompassing the work of nearly all Soviet artists: they were required to produce art comprehensible to the masses that would inspire admiration for the dignity of the working man and his task of building communism. This book -- the first comprehensive survey of Socialist Realist painting -- traces this style from its artistic and intellectual origins in nineteenth-century Russia through its flowering in the middle of the twentieth century to its decline at the end of the Soviet period. Matthew Cullerne Bown analyzes the formal and stylistic development of the art and discusses the theory underpinning it. He describes the creative work of such key figures as Aleksandr Deineka, Arkadi Plastov, and Geli Korzhev, as well as the work of hundreds of other lesser-known painters throughout the century. He considers the work of artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg and also of those painters active in the Russian provinces and in the Soviet republics other than Russia. In its geographical and chronological sweep, its lavish illustrations, and its wealth of primary source material, the book is an indispensable study of a major art movement of the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bown, Matthew Cullerne
Dewey number
759.7/09/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND688
LC item number
.B75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialist realism in art
  • Painting, Soviet
  • Painting, Soviet
Label
Socialist realist painting, Matthew Cullerne Bown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 468-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. IV.
  • Conflictlessness: The Academy Triumphant, 1945-1953
  • pt. V.
  • The Thaw: Painting during the Khrushchev Years, 1953-1964
  • pt. VI.
  • ' ... the sear, the yellow leaf': The Decline of Socialist Realism, 1964-1991
  • Preface: Western Approaches
  • Introduction: Russian Painting and Revolutionary Aesthetics before the October 1917 Revolution
  • pt. I.
  • The Tower of Babel: Conflicting Forces in the Soviet Art World, 1917-1932
  • pt. II.
  • 'Realistic in Form and Socialist in Content': The First Years of Socialist Realism, 1932-1941
  • pt. III.
  • ' ... with oil Lamps, starving, in horrifying cold': Art in the Teeth of War, 1941-1945
Control code
37293334
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xviii, 506 pages
Isbn
9780300068443
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97028079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Socialist realist painting, Matthew Cullerne Bown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 468-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. IV.
  • Conflictlessness: The Academy Triumphant, 1945-1953
  • pt. V.
  • The Thaw: Painting during the Khrushchev Years, 1953-1964
  • pt. VI.
  • ' ... the sear, the yellow leaf': The Decline of Socialist Realism, 1964-1991
  • Preface: Western Approaches
  • Introduction: Russian Painting and Revolutionary Aesthetics before the October 1917 Revolution
  • pt. I.
  • The Tower of Babel: Conflicting Forces in the Soviet Art World, 1917-1932
  • pt. II.
  • 'Realistic in Form and Socialist in Content': The First Years of Socialist Realism, 1932-1941
  • pt. III.
  • ' ... with oil Lamps, starving, in horrifying cold': Art in the Teeth of War, 1941-1945
Control code
37293334
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xviii, 506 pages
Isbn
9780300068443
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
97028079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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