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Soviet Criticism on ‘Contemporary Western Bourgeois Art’

Controversy and Satire at the Time of Khrushchev’s Artistic Thaw

Giovanni Argan    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

Taking into consideration the period of Khrushchev’s artistic Thaw (1956-62), the article analyses, with the help of satirical cartoons of the time, the leading and most widespread judgments expressed by Soviet criticism on contemporary Western art.

Pubblicato
13 Maggio 2022
Presentato
25 Novembre 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-588-9

Keywords: Soviet criticismSoviet caricaturesKhrushchev’s ThawInformal artSoviet art theory

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