Stalin and Visual Arts Research Paper by cee-cee

Stalin and Visual Arts
An examination of the impact of Stalin's socialist realism on visual arts in the Soviet Union.
# 109280 | 2,081 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 27, 2008 in Architecture (History) , History (Russian) , Art (General)

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The paper analyzes the general impact of politics on Soviet art during the Stalinist period, specifically between 1920 and 1945. The paper examines Stalinist architecture and posters and discusses how visual arts became the main component of communist propaganda in the Soviet Union. The paper therefore shows how Stalin's vision of the arts was that they should glorify political and social ideals of communism.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Dream Factory Communism: The Visual Culture of the Stalin Era." Exhibition.<>
  • Lapides, Jim; Foss, Clive. "Soviet Posters." International Poster Gallery. 1998. <>
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  • Read, Herbert. "The Freedom of the Artist". To Hell with Culture: And Other Essays on Art and Society. London: Routledge, 2002: 112-125.
  • "Socialist Realism." Virtual Museum of Political Art. <>

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