• SOCIALIST REALISM, 2018 STYLE

    2 monthes ago - By Illustration Art

    Compare these two illustrations of a swamp:
    John Cuneo's Donald Trump golfing in the swamp
    Jon McNaughton's Donald Trump and his cabinet "Crossing the Swamp."
    One is a simplistic cartoon for infantile minds. The other is a cover for the New Yorker.
    How do we evaluate which of these pictures is more "realistic"? There are several different varieties of realism in art. In the words of painter Burt Silverman , "realism has a long history and has, at various times in the past, been used to describe very specific kinds of art."
    For example, a loose, distorted drawing by a caricaturist can still...
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