The Body in Soviet Art

On view in the Main, Mezzanine, and Fireside Galleries – February 23 – September 1, 2019

The Museum of Russian Art presents The Body in Soviet Art, drawn from the renowned Raymond and Susan Johnson collection of Russian 20th century paintings.  The Body in Soviet Art examines the depictions of the human form in Soviet art, featuring more than fifty works created in the 1950s-1970s.  Representations of the human body have varied over time and across cultures.  Soviet art placed a unique emphasis on the working body as part of a Soviet collective.
Drawing and painting the human form was the benchmark of  professional art education during the Soviet era. One of the exhibition’s sections will include a selection of works drawn from observation of a live  model unclothed for classical figure studies.

Vasilii A.Neyasov (1926 – 1984)
A Guy from the Urals, 1959
Oil on canvas
Private American Collection