Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia’s satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons.

Author: John Etty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496820556

Category: Art

Page: 240

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After the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet-era Russia experienced a flourishing artistic movement due to relaxed censorship and new economic growth. In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia's satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons. He investigates the forms, production, consumption, and functions of Krokodil, focusing on the period from 1954 to 1964. Krokodil remained the longest-serving and most important satirical journal in the Soviet Union, unique in producing state-sanctioned graphic satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs for over seventy years. Etty's analysis of Krokodil extends and enhances our understanding of Soviet graphic satire beyond state-sponsored propaganda. For most of its life, Krokodil consisted of a sixteen-page satirical magazine comprising a range of cartoons, photographs, and verbal texts. Authored by professional and nonprofessional contributors and published by Pravda in Moscow, it produced state-sanctioned satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs from 1922 onward. Soviet citizens and scholars of the USSR recognized Krokodil as the most significant, influential source of Soviet graphic satire. Indeed, the magazine enjoyed an international reputation, and many Americans and Western Europeans, regardless of political affiliation, found the images pointed and witty. Astoundingly, the magazine outlived the USSR but until now has received little scholarly attention.
Categories: Art

Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

His forthcoming book Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons explores the journal in relation to theories of carnivalesque humour ...

Author: Vlad Strukov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317235583

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This book brings together scholars from across a variety of disciplines who use different methodologies to interrogate the changing nature of Russian culture in the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide range of cultural forms that have been instrumental in globalizing Russia. These include literature, art, music, film, media, the internet, sport, urban spaces, and the Russian language. The book pays special attention to the processes by which cultural producers negotiate between Russian government and global cultural capital. It focuses on the issues of canon, identity, soft power and cultural exchange. The book provides a conceptual framework for analyzing Russia as a transnational entity and its contemporary culture in the globalized world.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

... the evolution of America's image in the postwar USSR, and John Etty's Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union analyzes Krokodil during the Khrushchev era.

Author: Aga Skrodzka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190885533

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 800

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Stereotypes often cast communism as a defunct, bankrupt ideology and a relic of the distant past. However, recent political movements like Europe's anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street suggest that communism is still very much relevant and may even hold the key to a new, idealized future. In The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures, contributors trace the legacies of communist ideology in visual culture, from buildings and monuments, murals and sculpture, to recycling campaigns and wall newspapers, all of which work to make communism's ideas and values material. Contributors work to resist the widespread demonization of communism, demystifying its ideals and suggesting that it has visually shaped the modern world in undeniable and complex ways. Together, contributors answer curcial questions like: What can be salvaged and reused from past communist experiments? How has communism impacted the cultures of late capitalism? And how have histories of communism left behind visual traces of potential utopias? An interdisciplinary look at the cultural currency of communism today, The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures demonstrates the value of revisiting the practices of the past to form a better vision of the future.
Categories: Performing Arts

Building the Collective

Building the Collective

Covering the first decades of the Soviet Union, from the Civil War to the end of Stalin's Second Five-Year Plan in the 1930s, the graphic works in Building the Collective provide a remarkable overview of design during one of this century's ...

Author: Leah Dickerman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002393636

Category: Art

Page: 186

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Covering the first decades of the Soviet Union, from the Civil War to the end of Stalin's Second Five-Year Plan in the 1930s, the graphic works in Building the Collective provide a remarkable overview of design during one of this century's most politically turbulent and artistically active periods. These designs, from the collection of Merrill C. Berman, challenge assumptions of a monolithic Soviet poster style, conveying the impressive range of graphic design as it responded to a rapidly evolving political situation. Providing historical context and focusing on images of labor, industrialization, and technology, Building the Collective demonstrates how the ideological imperative of imagining a new collective society existed in a fertile and sometimes contradictory relationship with the artists' efforts to redefine their role in post-revolutionary Russia. Building the Collective showcases over 100 posters and other graphic works, representing the talents of a wide variety of artists, from the acclaimed to the anonymous. Color reproductions of works by Gustav Klutsis, Aleksandr Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and the Stenberg brothers - as well as those of lesser-know but important designers such as Aleksandr Deineka, Viktor Deni, and Elena Semenova - are shown alongside posters created by "brigades" of designers who worked collectively and anonymously in the spirit of the times.
Categories: Art

Religion And Modernization In The Soviet Union

Religion And Modernization In The Soviet Union

According to the official rhetoric, as the Soviet Union draws closer to the ... made about political cartooning in the USA--"Graphic satire is a kind of ...

Author: Dennis J. Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000309577

Category: History

Page: 414

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To the surprise of many students of the Soviet Union, religion has shown itself to be a force still powerful in Soviet society. In contrast, the impact of religion in developed Western societies has declined. Dr. Dunn points out that the study of this antinomy can shed light on the entire concept of "modernization" in the U.S.S.R. The study of the
Categories: History

The State versus the People

The State versus the People

Revolutionary Justice in Russia's Civil War, 1917-1922 Matthew Rendle ... 88 - 102 Etty , J . , Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union : Krokodil ' s Political ...

Author: Matthew Rendle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192576866

Category: History

Page: 336

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The State versus The People provides the first detailed account of the role of revolutionary justice in the early Soviet state. Law has often been dismissed by historians as either unimportant after the October Revolution amid the violence and chaos of civil war, or, in the absence of written codes and independent judges, little more than another means of violence alongside the secret police (Cheka). This is particularly true of the most revolutionary aspect of the new justice system, revolutionary tribunals—courts inspired by the French Revolution and established to target counter-revolutionary enemies. Yet the evidence put forward in this book paints a more complex picture. The Bolsheviks invested a great deal of effort and scarce resources in building an extensive system of tribunals that spread across the country and operated within the military and the transport network. At their peak, hundreds of tribunals heard hundreds of thousands of cases every year. Not all, though, ended in harsh sentences: some were dismissed through lack of evidence; others given a wide range of sentences; and others still, suspended sentences. Instances of early release and amnesty were also common. This book argues that law played a distinct and multi-faceted role for the Bolsheviks. Tribunals, in particular, stood at the intersection between law and violence, offering various advantages to the Bolsheviks by strengthening state control, providing a more effective means of educating the population about counter-revolution, and enabling a more flexible approach to punishing the state's enemies. All of this challenges traditional understandings of the early Soviet state, adding to our knowledge of the civil war and, ultimately, how the Bolsheviks held on to power.
Categories: History

The Current Digest of the Soviet Press

The Current Digest of the Soviet Press

... ss Traveling exhibit of graphic satire I : 21 , pr 150ss Rural intelligentsia day I :
22,71 iz 100ss Pushkin celebrations at ... Throughout Soviet Union sov pr IV : 12 ,
383 MUSIC - Awards Stalin prize awards for outstanding work in literature and ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510013716029

Category: Russian newspapers

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Categories: Russian newspapers

Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

Painting  Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

Vsesoi︠u︡znoe obshchestvo kulʹturnoĭ svi︠a︡zi s zagranit︠s︡eĭ (Soviet
Union). POSTERS AND ... From the very beginning the artists resorted to satire
as a true means of giving the poster an emotional effect . A beginning was made
 ...

Author: Vsesoi︠u︡znoe obshchestvo kulʹturnoĭ svi︠a︡zi s zagranit︠s︡eĭ (Soviet Union)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011915829

Category: Art

Page: 154

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Categories: Art

The Journal of Belarusian Studies 2015

The Journal of Belarusian Studies 2015

The professional political caricature involving bitter satire appeared in Russia only in 1905, but since then it became extremely popular (Moskin 2000, ...

Author: Ostrogorski Centre

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326508975

Category:

Page: 146

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The 2015 issue of the Journal of Belarusian Studies is almost entirely about history. It focuses on the Belarusian-Polish-Lithuanian borderland and the period stretching from the uprising of 1863 to the inter-war period of the 20th century when the territory of today's Belarus was split between the Soviet Union and Poland. Two longer articles are followed by several essays which resulted from a conference held by the Anglo-Belarusian Society and other London-based organisations at University College London in March 2014.
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Music Art and Diplomacy East West Cultural Interactions and the Cold War

Music  Art and Diplomacy  East West Cultural Interactions and the Cold War

within the context of graphic rather than fine art. ... As a result, illustration and satire in the Soviet Union retained certain features of the graphic ...

Author: Simo Mikkonen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317091745

Category: Music

Page: 200

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Music, Art and Diplomacy shows how a vibrant field of cultural exchange between East and West was taking place during the Cold War, which contrasts with the orthodox understanding of two divided and antithetical blocs. The series of case studies on cultural exchanges, focusing on the decades following the Second World War, cover episodes involving art, classical music, theatre, dance and film. Despite the fluctuating fortunes of diplomatic relations between East and West, there was a continuous circulation of cultural producers and products. Contributors explore the interaction of arts and politics, the role of the arts in diplomacy and the part the arts played in the development of the Cold War. Art has always shunned political borders, wavering between the guidance of individual and governmental patrons, and borderless expression. While this volume provides insight into how political players tried to harness the arts to serve their own political purposes, at the same time it is clear that the arts and artists exploited the Cold War framework to reach their own individual and professional objectives. Utilizing archives available only since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the volume provides a valuable socio-cultural approach to understanding the Cold War and cultural diplomacy.
Categories: Music

Soviet Life

Soviet Life

The magazine carries both written and graphic material — satirical pieces ... idea of the scale and scope of satirical criticism in the Soviet Union .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001364277L

Category: Soviet Union

Page:

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Categories: Soviet Union

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Author: Fabien Nury

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785863523

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 122

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The graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor. Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin's death in the Soviet Union in 1953. When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke - the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened. A darkly comic tale about the power vacuum left behind by Stalin's death. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038675057

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

The Graphic Canon Vol 3

The Graphic Canon  Vol  3

... probably the darkest decade in the Soviet Union's history , he secretly penned a dark comedy with occult overtones , a political satire skewering the ...

Author: Russ Kick

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609807061

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 576

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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Publisher's Weekly "Best Summer Books of 2013" The Daily Beast's "Brainy Summer Beach Reads" The classic literary canon meets the comics artists, illustrators, and other artists who have remade reading in Russ Kick's magisterial, three-volume, full-color The Graphic Canon, volumes 1, 2, and 3. Volume 3 brings to life the literature of the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st, including a Sherlock Holmes mystery, an H.G. Wells story, an illustrated guide to the Beat writers, a one-act play from Zora Neale Hurston, a disturbing meditation on Naked Lunch, Rilke's soul-stirring Letters to a Young Poet, Anaïs Nin's diaries, the visions of Black Elk, the heroin classic The Man With the Golden Arm (published four years before William Burroughs' Junky), and the postmodernism of Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, Kathy Acker, Raymond Carver, and Donald Barthelme. The towering works of modernism are here--T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "The Waste Land," Yeats's "The Second Coming" done as a magazine spread, Heart of Darkness, stories from Kafka, The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce's masterpiece, Ulysses, and his short story "Araby" from Dubliners, rare early work from Faulkner and Hemingway (by artists who have drawn for Marvel), and poems by Gertrude Stein and Edna St. Vincent Millay. You'll also find original comic versions of short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, Flannery O'Connor, and Saki (manga style), plus adaptations of Lolita (and everyone said it couldn't be done!), The Age of Innocence, Siddhartha and Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Last Exit to Brooklyn, J.G. Ballard's Crash, and photo-dioramas for Animal Farm and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Feast your eyes on new full-page illustrations for 1984, Brave New World, Waiting for Godot, One Hundred Years of Solitude,The Bell Jar, On the Road, Lord of the Flies, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and three Borges stories. Robert Crumb's rarely seen adaptation of Nausea captures Sartre's existential dread. Dame Darcy illustrates Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece, Blood Meridian, universally considered one of the most brutal novels ever written and long regarded as unfilmable by Hollywood. Tara Seibel, the only female artist involved with the Harvey Pekar Project, turns in an exquisite series of illustrations for The Great Gatsby. And then there's the moment we've been waiting for: the first graphic adaptation from Kurt Vonnegut's masterwork, Slaughterhouse-Five. Among many other gems.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth Century Europe

Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth Century Europe

Carol Adlam explores these transformations in “The 'Frisky Pencil': Aesthetic Vision in Russian Graphic Satire of the Period of the Great Reforms,” ...

Author: Robert Justin Goldstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316493

Category: History

Page: 271

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In this comprehensive account of censorship of the visual arts in nineteenth-century Europe, when imagery was accessible to the illiterate in ways that print was not, specialists in the history of the major European countries trace the use of censorship by the authorities to implement their fears of the visual arts, from caricature to cinema.
Categories: History

Newsletter

Newsletter

Dr. Boiter is curator of the large archives of samizdat materials from the Soviet
Union maintained by Radio Liberty . ... Walter W. Arndt ( Professor of Russian
Languages and Literature , Dartmouth College ) : The verbal and graphic satire
of ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051377250

Category: Slavic countries

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Categories: Slavic countries

Japan and Russia

Japan and Russia

The construction of an 'image of the enemy' thus became an essential part of Soviet propaganda. The situation in the Far East was favourable for choosing ...

Author: Yulia Mikhailova

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9789004213159

Category: History

Page: 288

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There is growing awareness of the importance of images in international relations. Explore the phenomenon over three centuries relating to Russia and Japan. A general perception of one country by another – the ‘stereotypical collective mentality’ – is historic phenomenon that continues to be a fundamental to international relations at all levels.
Categories: History

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union

He participated in the conclusion of international pacts of Russia in the last
quarter of the 18th century . Became chancellor ... B is the author of a satirical
poem The Shot , written as a play for Meyerhold ' s theater in the late 1920 ' s . ...
BILÍBIN , Iván Yákovlevich ( 1876 – 1942 ) , painter , graphic artist , and stage
designer .

Author: MacGraw-Hill Book Co. (New York, NY)

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022597285

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Russian

Page: 624

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Russian

First International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

First International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

JEFIM S. CWIK ZSRR Soviet Union HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI Polska — Poland -
w w Urodził się w 1935 r . w Moskwie . W latach ... Practices graphic art , stage
design , satirical drawing ; has been making posters since 1936. Participated in ...

Author: Józef Mroszczak

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106005726069

Category: International Poster Biennale

Page: 155

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Categories: International Poster Biennale