socialist realism

what did stalin believe socialist art should be like?
express gov opinion rather than individual creativity
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when was soviet literature officially reorganised?
April 1932 following 'decree on reformation of literary-artistic org'
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example of socialist realist art?
Fyodor Gladkov's 'cement'
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socialist art had to reflect
party spirit, national spirit and art that reflected new thinking
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what was socialist realim there to do?
sell gov economic and social policy to the russian people
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what was the All-Union co-op of wokers in representational arts?
1929, refocused the attention of artists on the successes of gov policy
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what did this involve?
artists were set targets on the no. of works and the subject matter
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what was set up in 1936?
KPDI under Yezhov, began a purge of soviet artists
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examples of art
sculptures celebrating ball-bearing factory in moscow and dnieper power station
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what else did soviet artists try to do?
glorify achievments of collectivisation
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who was the fist city to enjoy a socialist realist makeover?
Moscow following 1935 plan to reconstruct moscow
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example of what it did in moscow
designed elaborate underground moscow stations
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who featured heavily in socialist realist art?
soviet leaders which glorified stalin
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what was the 'myth of two leaders'
stalin put himself alongside lenin, eliminated trotsky and aimed to show stalin as 'lenin of today'
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what happened to soviet history?
trotsky eliminated and stalin was depicted as always at lenins side
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what was the 'cult of stalin'?
linked to lenin, new ideology born 'marxism-leninism-stalinism'
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what was the purpose of the cult?
to allow ordinary citizens to identify with the regime by worshiping their leader
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what would this do to morale?
disatisfaction directed to regional leaders but the good things in life directly associated with stalin
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first stalin cult (1)
1941-45, expressed role as war leader, success in war was prominant theme
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first stalin cult (2)
stalin presented as a world leader, media credited stalin with this success in war
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first stalin cult (3)
stalin attempted to establish himself as an intellectual
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'cult of impersonality'
robert service. stalin shielded his private life. stalin cult centred on the glamourous side of regime
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what did soviet art offer the people?
a vision of a new society desgned to inspire them to continue the struggle of building socialism
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what did it allow them to do?
escape frustrations of everyday life but in a way that tied them more closely with the regime
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