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.

Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

Author: John Etty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 149682055X

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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.

Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

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the Orthodox Church in Russian politics, ... His forthcoming book Graphic Satire
in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons explores the journal in relation
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Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

Author: Vlad Strukov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317235584

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.

Religion And Modernization In The Soviet Union

According to the official rhetoric, as the Soviet Union draws closer to the ultimate
communist society, defects in the ... An observation once made about political
cartooning in the USA--"Graphic satire is a kind of journalistic totem pole of our ...

Religion And Modernization In The Soviet Union

Author: Dennis J. Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000309576

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

Devastation and Laughter

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Economic Policy (NEP, 1921–28) that followed the Civil War.27 Graphic satire ...

Devastation and Laughter

Author: Annie Gérin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487502435

Page: 288

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In Devastation and Laughter, Annie G?rin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin. G?rin traces the rise and decline of the genre and argues that the use of satire in official Soviet art and propaganda was neither marginal nor un-theorized. The author sheds light on the theoretical texts written in the 1920s and 1930s by Anatoly Lunacharsky, the Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment, and the impact his writings had on satirists. While the Avant-Garde and Socialist Realism were necessarily forward-looking and utopian, satire afforded artists the means to examine critically past and present subjects, themes, and practice. Devastation and Laughter is the first work to bring Soviet theoretical writings on the use of satire to the attention of scholars outside of Russia. By introducing important bodies of work that have largely been overlooked in the fields of art history, film and theatre history, Annie G?rin provides a nuanced and alternative reading of early Soviet art.

Soviet Literature

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conditions , in order to bring out in sharper boundless territory of the Soviet Union
over relief the basic significance of the cartoon ... Izvestia , the oldest Soviet
containing the best posters and cartoons of satirical magazine Krokodil , and in
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Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

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Union). POSTERS AND ... From the very beginning the artists resorted to satire
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Painting  Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

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The Current Digest of the Soviet Press

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Exhibition of Soviet Graphic Arts

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the features of the contemporary man . ... Numerous works on the history of the
revolutionary struggle of the peoples of the Soviet Union were displayed there by
such ... From the very first days of war , Soviet artists came out in defence of their
country by producing war posters , leaflets and many satirical drawings known as
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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.

The Death of Stalin

Author: Fabien Nury

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863525

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}

Graphic Agitation

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Graphic Agitation

Author: Liz McQuiston

Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited

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Page: 240

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Komiks

This volume covers the art form's origins in religious icon-making and book illustration, and later the immensely popular lubok or woodblock print.

Komiks

Author: José Alaniz

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604733679

Page: 280

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José Alaniz explores the problematic publication history of komiks—an art form much-maligned as “bourgeois” mass diversion before, during, and after the collapse of the USSR— with an emphasis on the last twenty years. The book provides heretofore unavailable access to a rich artistry through unique archival research, interviews with major artists and publishers, and readings of several artists and works—many unknown in the West. The study examines the dizzying experimental comics work of the late Czarist and early revolutionary era, caricature from the satirical journal Krokodil, and the postwar series Petia Ryzhik (the “Russian Tintin”). Detailed case studies include the Perestroika-era KOM studio, the first devoted to comics in the Soviet Union; post-Soviet komiks in contemporary art; autobiography and the work of Nikolai Maslov; and women’s komiks by such artists as Lena Uzhinova, Namida and Re-I. Author José Alaniz examines issues such as anti-Americanism, censorship, the rise of consumerism, globalization (e.g., in Russian manga), the impact of the internet, and the hard-won establishment of a comics subculture in Russia. Komiks have often borne the brunt of ideological change—thriving in summers of relative freedom, freezing in hard winters of official disdain. This volume covers the art form’s origins in religious icon-making and book illustration, and later the immensely popular lubok or woodblock print. Alaniz reveals komiks’ vilification and marginalization under the Communists, the art form’s economic struggles, and its eventual internet “migration” in the post-Soviet era. This book shows, as many Russians expressed about their own experiences in the same era, that komiks never had a “normal life.”

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Russian Revolutionary Posters

King sets the posters in context and profiles the art directors whose vision played a vital role in creating these striking works.

Russian Revolutionary Posters

Author: David King

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849763479

Page: 144

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The tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution were matched by dramatic shifts in graphic art and design that continue to influence our visual landscape. David King, an internationally acclaimed graphic designer, selected the posters reproduced here from his own unparalleled collection. Constructivist posters, socialist advertising, and biting political satire are all represented, as are artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and Gustav Klutsis. King sets the posters in context and profiles the art directors whose vision played a vital role in creating these striking works.