21 comments

  1. imaginarycoffee · 11 Days Ago

    There was a time when this kind of art was part of the brainwashing strategy! It was a sad time for some of us!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Yes I know, I understand. It was used to brainwash and manipulate people. Thank you so very much for replying and I truly appreciate your visit. Greetings from Spain,
      Francis

      • imaginarycoffee · 10 Days Ago

        It is not about the artists, but only about the role of the art în certain time. Fortunately, we are able now to see it in a fresh light. No bad feelings anymore! 😀

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

        That is a good feeling for sure. I am glad you feel that way. And I know it’s not about the artist’s abilities it is about the work he makes and for the purpose of it. Thank you.

  2. spwilcen · 11 Days Ago

    Ah, well, you did say “communist” art. Surely there are artists even communist artists who paint, sculpt, and create music for art’s sake, not to further propaganda. Narrow-minded and illiterate people like me will see a display of these heavy, unanimated works and assume artists (presently and in the past) living in communist block nations are less talented than non-communist country artists. Then, we consider written works art, no? Think of even recent authors from communist-controlled countries – among them some artistic giants. Taken as you intended, this was a good read and as always informative. Good to have you back.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Thank you SP, good to be back! Yes, writers, scientists, philosophers, dancers, musicians et al, who fled their communist homeland are among some of the best in their artistic fields, no doubt and for sure. I am referring to “Art” done for the sake of glorifying a regime or a system…an evil one…such as communism. Those artists that sell out to the dictator are the ones I am talking about. All the best SP!

  3. Easymalc · 10 Days Ago

    Welcome home Francesc 🙂

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Thank you 😊 Malc, it’s always good to be home, although my home…for 3 months…is there too. I missed the city 🌃

  4. equipsblog · 10 Days Ago

    Must be something about the art of a dictatorship
    To my untutored eye it reminded me of Nazi Germany. Sounds like you are more in Spain. Hope your cat enjoyed the trip.

  5. equipsblog · 10 Days Ago

    Must be something about the art of a dictatorship
    To my untutored eye it reminded me of Nazi Germany. Sounds like you are more in Spain. Hope your cat enjoyed the trip.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Yes, most totalitarian dictatorships try to impress the world with their propaganda “art”. Thank you Pat, yes, we are all well and fine and back in our winter habitat here in Spain. All the best!

  6. azurea20 · 10 Days Ago

    Muy propias. Representen muy bien la dureza y el hermetismo de una sistema. A mí me lo parece. Un saludo.

  7. Brad Osborne · 10 Days Ago

    I cannot argue that there is talent and technique in these pieces, but when you simply produce political propaganda that idolizes despots, I do begin to question the creativity involved. Great post, Francisco!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Yes, the artists are professional and well trained who have developed craftsmanship and talent but their efforts are employed in glorifying despots and murdering tyrants, so for me they are really artists that should be ignored by art history and they are. Those who fled their communist homelands and came to the free world, yes, I truly recognise and appreciate their talent and their work, be they painters, dancers, musicians, writers, poets or sports figures. Thank you so much my friend.

  8. markbierman · 10 Days Ago

    There’s something we never see, here in North America. Thanks for sharing, Francisco.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 10 Days Ago

      Monumental sculptures in North America do exist, in Mt. Rushmore and the memorial to Crazy Horse, as well as others scattered around the US, I have no knowledge of Canada, as the Canada that I have visited did not have any (Victoria, a most beautiful city). But the biggest difference is that these monumental sculptures do not pay tribute to a communist system that enslaves their supporters and murders dissidents. Thank you so much Mark, it is always a pleasure to read your replies and your visits are so greatly appreciated. All the best,
      Francis

  9. Anna Waldherr · 10 Days Ago

    I could not agree w/ you more. The work is devoid of creativity and individuality.

  10. cbholganza · 6 Days Ago

    Interesting read, Francisco. These are art pieces we seldom see in our corner of the world. Thanks for this, my friend!🙂

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