Socialist Realism

Socialist Realism: By 1934 this official Sovietstyle had resulted in staged idealizations of the working class. Derived from figurative and narrative tendencies, these heavy-handed artworks toed the Communist party line and were meant to be accessible to all viewers. In architecture, anti-modernism resulted in a return to heavy classical motifs sometimes known as “Stalinist gothic.” (Not to be confused with Social Realism.) See FASCIST AESTHETIC.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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