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How to Write Soviet Estonian Art History: Three Attempts, from Stalinism through the Khrushchev Thaw and Beyond
How to Write Soviet Estonian Art History: Three Attempts, from Stalinism through the Khrushchev Thaw and Beyond

Author(s): Virve Sarapik
Subject(s): Cultural history, Architecture, Visual Arts, Local History / Microhistory, Estonian Literature, History of Communism
Published by: Eesti Kunstiteadlaste Ühing
Keywords: Soviet Estonian Art History; Soviet era; Stalinism;

Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to give an introduction to the Estonian art history writing of the Soviet era. Various influences defined the creation of Estonian art history as an ideologically appropriate and coherent narrative. The most significant of these highlighted in this paper are institutional aspects, the impact of local cultural tradition, and time: important shifts in ideological coercion and control mechanisms. An analysis of the relationships between the norms and deviations of Soviet-era Estonian art history writing is conducted mainly through comparison with the completion of various editions of the history of Estonian literature.

  • Issue Year: 24/2015
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 150-167
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English