Friday, September 10, 2010

(Social) Realism: Seychelles Art

Michael Adams (1937)

Michael is one of the Seychelles' best known artists, and was given an MBE by Queen Elisabeth in 2001 for this services to art in the Seychelles. He specialises in colourfast watercolours and silkscreen prints of people, land and seascapes – often with subliminal signals referring to the Garden of Eden.

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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