By John Berger
During this prescient and fantastically written publication, John Berger examines the existence 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 achieve his huge and intensely public imaginative and prescient of paintings. yet Berger's impassioned account is going well past the explicit drawback of the pre-glasnot Russian artist to light up the very which means of progressive artwork. In his fight opposed to professional orthodoxy--which concerned a face-to-face war of words with Khruschev himself--Neizvestny was once struggling with now not for a purely own or aesthetic imaginative and prescient, yet for a reputation of the genuine social function of paintings. His sculptures earn a spot on the earth by way of reflecting the braveness of a complete humans, via commemorating, in an age of mass anguish, the resistance and persistence of hundreds of thousands.
"Berger is maybe our so much perceptive commentator on art...A civilized and stimulating significant other it doesn't matter what topic occurs to move his mind."--Philadelphia Inquirer
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