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Soviet sculpture socialist sacred traditions

Soviet sculpture socialist sacred traditions. Lenin and Stalin. 1945. Sculptor A. Topchiev

Lenin and Stalin. 1945. Sculptor A. Topchiev. Soviet sculpture socialist sacred traditions

Soviet sculpture socialist sacred traditions
Monumental art, and in particular sculpture, was a chronicle of the life of Soviet peoples, and the affirmation of the ideals of communist society. The desire of Soviet artists to always be together with the people, to express its thoughts and hopes, to be side by side in the struggle became one of the sacred traditions of socialist culture.
Accordingly, monumental and decorative art was a means of forming the spiritual climate of socialist cities and villages, a weapon of monumental propaganda, and not just a way to organize a material and spatial environment. The works of sculptors embodied high social ideals, educating millions of people. Also, images of heroes and events, which forever preserve the people’s memory, were imprinted.

O.A. Suprun. Partisan woman. 1951. Marble

O.A. Suprun. Partisan woman. 1951. Marble

Mutually enriching, the monumental art of the Soviet republics retained its originality and uniqueness. We see this in the best works of our sculptors. In Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, young sculptors have grown up, now actively involved in this work. It is impossible to name all artists, but their talent serves a large and important state cause.

Soviet sculpture socialist sacred traditions