Paintings by artists from the Soviet Union, covering the period from 1918 through the mid-1970s.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Virgin Lands Campaign was introduced by Khrushchev in the 1950; it was an attempt to increase agricultural production by moving settlers into relatively empty regions of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Painters were "encouraged" to hype the campaign.
Erik Rebane: Into a New Life (1959)
Smitri Shmelev: Kazakhstan's Virgin Land: Tents on the Frontier
Vasili Nechitailo: On Kuban Virgin Land (1958)
Vladimir Nekrasov: Just Married, Virgin Lands (1955)