Friday, May 7, 2010

(Social) Realism: Lithuania

Antanas Gudaitis (1904–1989)

A. Gudaitis's artistic heritage is uncommonly multi-faceted and colourful. Although it is customary to describe this artist's works by the general term of lyrical expressionism, his paintings combine a variety of sources and trends. In Gudaitis's works of different periods the influence of Paul Cezanne's stylistics, the features of art deco and neo-classicism, the tendencies of realism, expressionism and abstract art can be noticed

Vincentas Gečas (1931)
Vincentas Gečas gimė 1931 m. Mažeikiuose. 1951 1957 m. dailininkas studijavo Vilniaus dailės institute. Gyvena ir dirba Vilniuje.
(Vincent was born in 1931, Gecas Mazeikiai. On 1951 1957 artist studied at the Vilnius Art Institute. Lives and works in Vilnius. Google Translate)

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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