REALIST ART

 

                                Like non-representational art,

                                Representational art can be either

                                Left or right wing, bourgeois or proletarian.

                                If Modern Realism conforms to

                                A democratic socialist status,

                                Then Socialist Realism,

                                An altogether more militantly committed art,

                                Conforms to a totalitarian socialist status,

                                Being the principal art of the (former) Soviet Union,

                                A right-wing communist society

                                Which officially fought shy of abstract extremes.

                                By contrast, right-wing representational art

                                Will have Bourgeois Realism on the liberal plane

                                And Fascist Realism on the totalitarian plane,

                                This latter militant as opposed to urbane.

                                Thus while Bourgeois Realism depicts

                                Middle-class complacency and/or achievement

                                In a variety of representational contexts,

                                Modern Realism highlights

                                Working-class oppression under capitalism.

                                And while Socialist Realism depicts

                                Proletarian solidarity and achievement

                                In a variety of representational contexts,

                                Fascist Realism opposes the international proletariat

                                With the national interests of the militant folk community.