Regional Modernism

Two Masterpieces of Raphael Israelyan: Keeping Identity from the Socialist Realism to the Soviet Modernism

Nune Chilingaryan
The movement of Armenian Soviet modernism began to develop in the mid 1960s. Initially it had the character of a few clumsy imitations of Western modernist concept. But very soon , just as in the case of Social Realism, it acquired individual forms, has gained national traits and was enriched with purely local methods of artistic expression.