Oil Rocks in the Caspian
Birthplace to a New Trend in Soviet Art
Artist Tahir Salahov painted "The Shift is Over" for his graduation project at the Art Institute in Moscow in 1957. The scene is set at Oil Rocks in the Caspian. The work dared to depict a severe realism-his quest to reflect truth through the tough realism of sweat and hard work. This art style contradicted Socialist Realism which tried to show that everything was happy and fine in life. Tahir's father had been killed in the Repressions by Stalin in 1938.
Back to the article
Back to Index AI 14.2 (Summer 2006)
AI Home | Search | Magazine Choice | Topics | AI Store | Contact us
Other Web sites created by Azerbaijan International
AZgallery.org | AZERI.org | HAJIBEYOV.com