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Examples of the realistic but monumental style imposed by the Soviets on Polish art after WWII. It was meant to glorify the proletariat and the socialist state.
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A series of 12 webpages based on Waldemar Baraniewski's.Art and totalitarian systems, that visually juxtapose and compare art from four totalitarian systems (Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, Mao's China, and Castro's Cuba). Some of the art shows striking similarity to socrealism as practiced in Polish during the Stalinist period
1,100 words Traces the course of its imposition, increasing control, then censorship. The relaxation that came after Stalin's death and the system's collapse or assumption of a somewhat more benign character after 1955
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