Art and Revolution

By John Berger

During this prescient and fantastically written e-book, John Berger examines the lifestyles and paintings of Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian sculptor whose exclusion from the ranks of formally authorized Soviet artists left him laboring in enforced obscurity to gain his enormous and extremely public imaginative and prescient of artwork. yet Berger's impassioned account is going way past the explicit problem of the pre-glasnot Russian artist to light up the very which means of innovative paintings. In his fight opposed to authentic orthodoxy--which concerned a face-to-face disagreement with Khruschev himself--Neizvestny was once struggling with now not for a in basic terms own or aesthetic imaginative and prescient, yet for a popularity of the real social function of artwork. His sculptures earn a spot on the planet through reflecting the braveness of a complete humans, by means of commemorating, in an age of mass ache, the resistance and patience of thousands.

"Berger is perhaps our such a lot perceptive commentator on art...A civilized and stimulating spouse it doesn't matter what topic occurs to go his mind."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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