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Art of Russia : Smashing the Mold

Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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In many ways, including artistic ones, Russia appears forever on the brink of revolution. This program examines Russian visual art as it progressed-or regressed, depending on one's opinion-during the 20th century. Host Andrew Graham-Dixon roots out portraits of Stalin stashed in museum storerooms, notes the transformation of the Moscow Metro into a public art gallery, and visits a stunning creation of postwar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2009.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 811356157
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 24, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min.)) : sd., col.
Contents: Art as Propaganda (2:02) --
Art as Constructivist Engineering (3:21) --
Death of Painting (5:39) --
Era of Josef Stalin: Modernization of Russia (1:21) --
Artistic Suppression Under Stalin (6:08) --
Moscow's Subway Art (3:30) --
Post-WWII State Art in Russia (5:33) --
Stalin's Art and Communist Betrayal (3:06) --
Nikita Khruschev and Space Exploration (3:25) --
Underground Artists (4:50) --
Stalin's Art and Communist Betrayal (4:58) --
Modern Constructivism (4:56) --
Credits: Art of Russia: Smashing the Mold (0:28)
Other Titles: Smashing the Mold
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Abstract:

In many ways, including artistic ones, Russia appears forever on the brink of revolution. This program examines Russian visual art as it progressed-or regressed, depending on one's opinion-during the 20th century. Host Andrew Graham-Dixon roots out portraits of Stalin stashed in museum storerooms, notes the transformation of the Moscow Metro into a public art gallery, and visits a stunning creation of postwar Communist rule: the Space Monument. He also looks at examples of Russian art today, from sculptures in liquid oil and the insides of a giant erotic apple to heroic sculptures of Vladimir Putin and a re-creation of the Imperial royal family facing the firing squad. A BBC Production.

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