Fall 2002
Volume 5
Number 1

The Soviet Art Museum, 1933 (extracts)

Aleksei Federov-Davydov, Translation by Wendy Salmond
architecture painting formalism Wendy Salmond Marxism temple of art class struggle ensemble Art of the Industrial Bourgeoisie Suprematism art historian high art easel painting idealism Cubism aristocratic art academia Soviet Art Museum Aleksei Fedorov-Davydov demagoguery artistic ideology decorative art synthesis differentiation every-day goals newspaper social classes snobbery peasant painting bourgeois art repressed classes furniture leftist art Constructivism decadence production graphics petit bourgeoisie liberalism utilitarianism political topicality slogans 1920’s holy art beauty struggle against beauty