socialist realism

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socialist realism

n.
A Marxist aesthetic doctrine that seeks to promote the development of socialism through didactic use of literature, art, and music.

socialist realism

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Communist countries, esp formerly) the doctrine that art, literature, etc should present an idealized portrayal of reality, which glorifies the achievements of the Communist Party

so′cialist re′alism


n.
a state-approved style in art or literature that celebrates the worker's life in a socialist country.
[1930–35]

socialist realism

a Marxist-inspired artistic and literary theory or doctrine that calls on art and literature to promote the socialist cause and sees the artist, writer, etc. as a servant of the state or, in the words of Stalin, “the engineer of human souls.”
See also: Art, Communism
Translations

socialist realism

n (Art, Liter) → sozialistischer Realismus
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He considers the Russian avant-garde, Stalinist art as "the earthly incarnation of the demiurge," the invention of socialist-realism by the State, and the utopian artist as "little guy.
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Yet Stalinist art has long deserved examination, not only because of its political context and motivation, and not just for what it tells about the Stalinist period overall, but also because of its esthetics, which have been and continue to be surprisingly appealing to ordinary viewers of art, both within what used to be the Soviet Union as well as abroad.