Question by John: Russian abstract painters who were prosecuted during stalinist russia?
Are there any russian painters who used supremacism cubism or any other type of nonrepresentative art who were persecuted in russia c. 1900s-1970
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Answer by Slava T
Here are some names for you:
Kazimir Malevich http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazimir_Malevich
Vasily Kandinsky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandinsky
Wiki page on the Soviet non-conformist art http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Nonconformist_Art
Quite famous clash between the official “socialist realism” and Russian “alternative” art happened when Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader of the 1950s – early 60s) attended an exhibition organised by the Moscow Union of Artists on1 December 1962 in Moscow Manezh. Google it. Many of nonconformist painters who participated in exhibition were forced “to change” their aesthetic views under the official pressure.
P.S. You messed up with periodization of the Soviet history. Stalin died in March 1953 that is why the period from his death and up to 1970 (politically different from the Stalinist time) is not “Stalinist Russia”. One more thing, when you say “Stalinist Russia” do you mean the Russian republic (RSFSR) within the Soviet Union or the Soviet Union as a whole? Russia was just one out of 15 republics, members of the Soviet Union.
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