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Russia

Nikita Made Me Kill!





Not only did he not like modern art, but he caused mental illness!

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 07, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, 1950s, Russia, Brain Damage

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 6



The artist is Federico Beltran Masses.

"Hints of drugginess in the eyes, and suggestions of Sapphic eroticism laid on with a trowel, created a sultry visual cocktail that appealed equally to celebrities of the order of Rudolph Valentino, Joan Crawford and King George VI, all of whom had their portraits painted, and the general public."

Full essay here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Addictions, Art, Sexuality, Russia, Twentieth Century

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 5



"Lazy, nihilist capitalist tulip cannot stand up straight and proud like honest, hardworking Soviet tulip!"

André Kertész,"Melancholic Tulip," 1939

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 16, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Nature, 1930s, Russia

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 4



Of course, before the Soviets took a stance against "degenerate" avant-garde art, they had a flourishing avant-garde scene in their own country.

Mikhail Larionov was one such native Russian artist.

Here is his "Venus" from 1912.

This new book on the topic seems very interesting and relevant.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 14, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, 1910s, Russia

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 2



"Portrait Of Picasso" (1947) by Salvador Dali

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 13, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Russia

Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 1



Inspired by my earlier post about Khruschev's distaste for modern art, I am moved to launch this occasional series about modern art that was made prior to his premiership (1958) that would have likely offended him. I will focus on less-famous works.

If this is not an esoteric thread, I'm not sure what is!

In any case, we start with "Wrestler," 1929, by Dudley Talcott.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 25, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, 1920s, Russia

The Russian Hurdy Gurdy



I think you'll have to admit that any musical instrument that needs to be cranked is pretty weird. In fact, I don't know of any other than the hurdy gurdy. When you add in this vocalist, you get a pretty weird result.

You can get a whole CD of this stuff if you want!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 21, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Russia, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Khrushchev vs. Lachaise



Original article here (page 4).

Upon reading this article, I immediately wondered what statue was at the center of the controversy. Finding out took a little google-fu. Eventually, I hit upon the complete catalogue of works shown, in PDF form. Below is the relevant section.



I did not even bother to google any of the other statues after seeing Gaston Lachaise's "Standing Woman."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 14, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Art, Criticism and Reviews, 1950s, Russia, Obesity

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