Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Socialist Realisms in Rome. Soviet Painting 1920-1970

Socialist Realisms. Soviet Painting 1920-1970 is perhaps the best exhibition on this movement that takes place outside Russia. Will take place between October 11th and January 8th, 2012 at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

The exhibition is a chronology of the development of Soviet painting. Since its start, still during the Russian Civil War to the Brezhnev era, Socialist Realisms is a journey into one of the cultural movements that caused more impact in the twentieth century.
Boris Kustodiev 'The Bolshevik' (1920), The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Socialist realism was an instrument of Soviet power, but their artistic quality is indisputable. It was both an alternative to contemporary art and a break with the past to create a new art while looking in the mirror of classic arts.

The exhibition occupies seven galleries that trace the history of a style with greater depth and variety of what was wanted to see at times. A key movement to understand art and the twentieth century.

A cura di Matthew Bown, Evgenija Petrova, Zelfira Tregulova
11 ottobre 2011 - 8 gennaio 2012

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