THE BREZHNEV ERA. ART IN THE SLEEPING STATE, THAT HAS ONLY JUST ENDURED KHRUSHCHEV'S ACCIDENTALLY INITIATED STRUGGLE AGAINST ABSTRACT ART AND FORMALISM, BEGINS TO DEVELOP IN THE DIRECTION OF BOTH AESTHETIC SELF-VALUE AND SALONISM, AS WELL AS of PROVOCATIVE DECLARATION. IN LATVIA, THANKS TO RELATIVE LIBERALISM AND POSSIBILITIES AFFORDED BY THE ART DAYS FESTIVAL, THERE IS FRUITFUL INTERACTION BETWEEN THE TWO DIRECTIONS, ONE BALANCING THE OTHER. THIS IS WHY NO UNDERGROUND ART OF ANY NOTE APPEARS.
THE NEW POSSIBILITIES OF THE MESSAGE OF REALISM SURREALISM REVISITED THE ORIGINS OF CONCEPTUALISM
Bruno Vasiļevskis. My passport. 1979. Oil on canvas. 33x46 Māris Ārgalis. Accident. I. , 1977. Lithograph. 48x42 Ojārs Ābols. From the series "Processes on earth". 1978. Oil on canvas. 100x100