Wednesday, May 5, 2010

(Social) Realism: Estonia

Valerian Loik

Protest Song 1963 Art Museum of Estonia

Nikolai Kormashov

Spring in Tallinn 1959 Art Museum of Estonia

Konrad Vilhelm Mägi (1878 – 1925)
Konrad Vilhelm Mägi (November 1, 1878 – August 15, 1925) was an Estonian landscape painter. He was one of the most colour-sensitive Estonian painters of the first decades of the 20th century, and Mägi's works on motives of the island of Saaremaa are the first modern Estonian nature paintings.

Andrus Johani

Leili Muuga

In the Cafe (Doubters) 1956

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to

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