From Thaw to Meltdown: Soviet Paintings of the 1950s-1980s

This exhibition examines the themes of industrial work in Soviet painting in the post-Stalin era. Profound and lasting transformations in society took place after Stalin’s death in 1953.  The decades following WWII saw a gradual relaxation of the ideological restrictions previously imposed by the Communist Party.  The recognizably Stalinist painting aesthetic—highly idealized and formulaic—gave way […] Read More