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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Consequently, it is easy to perpetuate an overly simplified understanding of Alexander Nevsky founded on stereotypical images of the Soviet artist working under the burden of socialist realism. Fortunately, however, Kevin Bartig's Sergei Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky," which appears as part of the publisher's new Oxford Keynotes series, offers a more nuanced understanding of Prokofiev's music for the film in a multitude of new contexts.
Beginning from the mid1960s and concluding with Ashraf Murad's death in 1979, the exhibition reveals him as a beautiful realist painter and sensitive interpreter of the evolving political climate.After its establishment in 1934, Socialist Realism became a stifling paradigm in which all-political critique and obvious formal experiments were snuffed out.
Soviet psychiatrists developed an "art of diagnosis" based on a subjective evaluation of dissidents and their works of art along criteria of "normality" influenced by Socialist Realism's aesthetic norms, and with the help of allegedly objective scientific categories of mental illness designed to potentially encompass any expression of independent thought.
Siddiqui was known to use the technique of socialist realism in his writings, he also portrayed the life of a poor sections of Karachi successfully through his writings.
Art historians from Hungary and elsewhere discuss autonomy and doublespeak in the 1960s and 1970s; institutions, such as avant-garde and modernist movements, the neo-avant-garde movement, and alternative art pedagogy in Hungary; discourses related to socialist realism, figuration, abstract art policy, and Western emigre artists; art related to the 1956 revolution, the Holocaust, the public and private, and women artists; and poetry, photography, experimental film, and video art.
Starting in the early 1960s, Muratova made a series of films which utilized postmodern and surrealist techniques, scandalizing the officialdom and eschewing the prevailing doctrine of socialist realism. Muratova's work is notable for being ardently loved by some and completely incomprehensible to others, often relying on building a picture of the society out of mosaic-like pieces.
The exposition will include items from 25 domestic private collections, representing, in particular, the art of socialist realism and non-comformism.
He was born in the Ukraine and was a leading representative of the Socialist Realism style.
"Socialist realism didn't allow ghosts," Kadare writes.
He was released in 1932 after he agreed to write in the style of socialist realism and was one of the few prominent Ukrainian writers to survive the Stalinist purges of the 1930s.
It was also the "party line" of "socialist realism" adopted at the 1934 Soviet Writers' Congress.
Description' (1937), and 'The Intellectual Physiognomy of Literary Characters' (1936), as the earlier translations rendered the titles; the first two chapters of The Historical Novel (1938); three lesser-known essays not re-translated, 'Essay on the Novel' (1936), 'Nietzsche: Forerunner of Fascist Aesthetics' (1935), and 'On Socialist Realism' (1939); and a funeral address Lukacs gave for Maxim Gorky, 'Gorky: Great Proletarian Humanist' (1937).

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