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  • Summary: The Total Art Of Stalinism

    Boris Groys. The Total Art of Stalinism: Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond. Translated by Charles Rougle. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1992. 126 pp., $13.49 (paper). The Total Art of Stalinism is not only a historical book on art, but it is also a political provocation of the well-known histories of 20th century Soviet art and literature. Originally published in German, this book was the first major work of Groys to have been translated into English. This book gives insight to scholars and artists alike about the history of art during and after the Stalin regime. The thesis of this book is that the avant-garde developed into socialist realism, demonstrating this with history of Soviet art, the role played…

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  • Alexander Rodchenko Analysis

    “Stairs” captures a normal scene of a woman and her child walking up a set of stairs, but the ordinary subject is made eerily abstract by the camera’s perspective. The woman and child are juxtaposed with the rigid black and white stairs in a way that seems to reflect the the polarization of humans in the shadow of industrialization during the Soviet Union’s more utopian days. "Asphalting a Street in Moscow," made in 1929, provides some insight as to why Rodchenko's work was disparaged, since the…

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  • Leon Bricksoy Analysis

    “The domain of art is not one in which the Party is called upon to command. It can and must protect and help it, but it can only lead it indirectly. It can and must give the additional credit of its confidence to various art groups, which are striving sincerely to approach the revolution and so help an artistic formulation of the revolution.” (Trotsky). This conception of art by Leon TROTSKY reflects the mainstream position of the communist party toward the cultural and artistic life in Russia…

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  • The Crucible Political Allegory Analysis

    A political allegory is when a book or a work of art, tells one story but actually is using that story as a metaphor to hide a political meaning underneath. A political allegory could be found in fiction, drama, paintings, films and music. The dictionary states that an allegory is a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one, it is derived from the Latin and Greek word ‘Allegoria’ “meaning ‘veiled language’ or ‘figurative.’…

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  • Goodman Brown Allegory

    information in the art work. The success of allegorical work mainly depends on the viewers or audience’s ability to recognize the identities corresponding symbolic meaning of each of the elements within the artwork. For example, in titien’s allegory of governed by prudence. in this painting three human heads represent the three ages past, present and future. They also represent the age of human ,young, middle and old age. In this painting three animal heads were symbolized three stages of…

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  • The Aesthetics Of Sport Analysis

    I would argue that while there is a distinction between sports such as basketball, baseball, and football and sports like figure skating, gymnastics and diving, the distinction has nothing to do with whether or not they are forms of art. The distinction simply comes down to how the winner is determined (Suits). Judges rather than a score determine the winners in what Best calls aesthetic sports. While many might agree that a triple axel in figure skating or a well performed floor routine in…

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  • Hitchcock International Style Essay

    Question 4 The term “international style” was first used by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock, at the “Modern Architecture: International Exhibition” in 1932 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The term was used to define an emerging style of architecture which emerged in the 1920s, and was characterised by radically simplified geometry and free from all constraints of tradition, Tietz (1999). After the First World War, there was an urgent need to address the problem of…

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  • Protest In Art

    persuasive. The Soviets used art to promote ideas of a new society and a new man. This propaganda was used to win over the intellectuals as well as the average man. Similar to Augustus, Stalin stressed himself as the leader. When Stalin came to power, he sent the region into full communism and demanded more industrialization. Stalin controlled propaganda, and set up posters everywhere from factories, farms, public spaces, and schools. Most of Stalin’s propaganda used red and black colors and…

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  • Art Analysis: Night Transformation By Leonid Afremov

    Several famous artists are continuing to produce new art in the world. Artists can express their emotions and desires through their artwork. They can use their imagination and personal experience to paint their lives. The artist Leonid Afremov attracted my attention with the multiple colors used in his paintings repeatedly. As well as, the light reflections being bounced around throughout the painting. Allowing the piece of art to come to life, and we can put ourselves in the position of how the…

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  • Constructivism In The 20th Century

    Art is about individual finding and imagination. It is an boulevard by which a culture is judged on its victory or failures. The intellectual and affecting strength of its populace is often prejudiced by optimistic or harmful effects that the guidance has on those society. There are at smallest amount three periods in narration in the 20th century, worldwide, where the talent of a people or inhabitants has been honestly prejudiced by the management or political bearing of that nation. The…

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