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Why do you prefer Socialist Realism?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Aug 2012, 04:21
New Comrade (Say hi & be nice to me!)
Post 16 Aug 2012, 04:50
New guy butting his head in.

as an artist which I do have an hand at I agree that artists must have the skills and be willing to the work, however I also firmly believe one must have talent.
You could be technically perfect at playing the violin, but without talent, it's not music.

I am unfamiliar with how artists are treated in a communist society and what restrictions they have, but in a Western society there is a very good reason why you are called a "starving artist". Unless you are willing to prostitute yourself out corporations, ad companies, marketing giants, you are VERY hard pressed to have a modest standard of living as an artist. Many simply stop and face the realization that a pay cheque is not going to come from their artwork anytime soon. Unless they bow to the demands of the previously mentioned entities.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
Ideology: Trotskyism
Post 16 Aug 2012, 20:33
It's undeniable that it is a constituitive dimension of reality; that is, everything we make and everything we see as such, can be viewed through this aesthetic dimension.

You mean everything can be called nice or ugly? I disagree. I couldn't apply these categories to 90% of the things I think of.
"Don't know why i'm still surprised with this shit anyway." - Loz
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 25 Aug 2012, 18:08
Post 27 Aug 2012, 14:20
I know of somebody who submitted his entry to a photography contest. He submitted a picture of a fist whose nails were not only dirty but long. He placed second. If you want to see more of socialist realism, I suggest you browse through BLACK AND WHITE photography magazine. Beautiful works of art!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 03 Jun 2014, 13:28
New Comrade (Say hi & be nice to me!)
Post 26 Dec 2015, 02:28
I love socialistic realism. It is some kind of pure and if I´m down it builts me up looking at my picture collection. For me socialistic art has something consoling, if my world breaks apart again. I don`t like the most modern arts. They are kitschy and sometimes disturbing, nothing upbuilding, somehow built for a short laughter in a sad world, but they don`t say *fight for a better future* like socialistic art did, exspecially here in my hometown.
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