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date: 13 July 2020

Socialist Realism 

Source:
A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author(s):

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

The name of the officially approved type of art in Soviet Russia and other Communist countries. This involves in theory a faithful and objective reflection of real life, to educate and inspire the masses, and in practice whatever at any given time served the political needs of the State, normally its compulsory and uncritical glorification. In the Soviet Union, the subordination of the aesthetic to the political was implicit in the programme of the Revolution. As early as ... ...

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