The ideal edge: the secretive style of an evident art

Comparing the known with unknown may lead you to a discovery. So it happened upon a rather attentive study of some paintings out of a private collection devoid of any public attention. Neither technique nor the used means of expression reminded of any analogies. So there could not be any appropriate definition for that phenomenon. Just some stylistic traits led to the tradition of several names of modernism. Curious, but one form of the ways of that tradition somehow could evolve and distinguish itself within the Russian society — beyond the extinct socialist realism or now fully tamed and therefore futile non-conformism. The proposed formula of ideal edge stands not just for the avant-garde method of this art but, metaphorically, speaks as well for its belonging to the edge between art and reality, serving to attest the style which emerged through decades of the original Russian mastership. Apparently, we are by far not imitators any longer.

For citation: Kryachkov N.L. The ideal edge: the secretive style of an evident art. St. Petersburg Sociology Today. 2021. N. 15. P. 71-87. DOI:10.25990/socinstras.pss-15.sz84-z087

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