Social realism as a way of perceiving reality and work in an embellished form appeared in the USSR in the 1930s and was intended to replace the “bourgeois” art, which then included everything that does not glorify the “man of action”. Being ridiculed by Mikhail Bulgakov in “the Master and Margarita”, this approach prescribed the artist to treat his art “on workdays”: how many benefits he received, so much text must pass. Just as in the Union of writers (fictional Bulgakov Massolit), “if a ticket for a week, then the writer must pass a story, for two weeks – a story, and only for three weeks in the “Swallow’s nest” in the Crimea – and the whole novel can be”. Continue reading
Deliberate distortions of nature are used by artists to create a more expressive and expressive picture. These distortions can be exciting or funny, but they always prompt the viewer to think.
Visual art has many goals, and one of them is to make the viewer see familiar things differently-through the eyes of the artist, not their own. Distorting nature is one way to achieve this goal.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) once said that there is a very fine line between an accurate image of a face and a caricature. Many of his portraits are not so far removed from the works of modern animators: their characteristic facial features-nose, chin, etc. – are deliberately exaggerated, so that the character is recognized almost instantly. Continue reading