ACADEMY (Académies): Unknown Artist – “Soviet Manhood Examined” – 1953


Artist unknown from the Soviet era. Probably early 1950s, due to the haircut. Russian academic drawing, for the new Soviet Artistic Class who showed their devotion to the Soviet state, by the glorification of the old academic male figurative standard, made for the values of the Soviet Union.

In future art essays and posts, will examine the use of male figurative for Soviet propaganda and philosophy. The Soviets pushed the strength of their men, their military, and the fact that the class was modern and integrated by both race and sex. Whereas, in the West, there were still social rules in place that prevented art classes from having both male and female students.