Realism from Italy – Socialism from Eastern Europe: The Sense of Place in the 1950s
The article is about paintings and graphic art that circulated between Italy and Eastern Europe, principally the Soviet Union and Poland, in the 1950s. Selected images are various landscapes and images of land occupations. Those images were at the crossroad between different spaces and different scales and were concerned with the representation of space, topography, and place. The main problem is therefore the spatial issue, with its corollary dynamics: close and far / mobile and immobile / North and South. How the here and there was represented?