Podol Fortuna Gallery - Specialists in Socialist Realism Art
Ukraine is a country with a strong artistic and cultural heritage and many visitors to this beautiful country choose to spend time visiting one or two of the many excellent art galleries. Kiev probably has the strongest conglomeration of top art galleries in the country, so if you are looking to browse or buy art, it would be wise to make sure the Kiev is a part of your travel itinerary. If you enjoy art with an interesting historical background, the Podol Fortuna Gallery is not a bad place to start.
The Podol Fortuna Gallery in Ukraine specializes in Ukrainian realism art. A large part of the gallery focuses on socialist realism art and these rather expensive artworks are greatly prized by the gallery. Over the years the value of such artworks has been steadily increasing due to the brevity of this art period and the relatively small number of artworks which were produced at this time. Socialist realism art was state sponsored art wherein the artwork had to depict a sort of ‘idealistic’ present and future hope for mankind in the Soviet State. The goal behind such art was to create the impression that such an idealistic way of life was beneficial to all and worth working hard to create. Art was just one aspect of Soviet culture that was thus affected by the Soviet Regime and shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, art from this period was largely scorned. Now, however, people are recognizing it’s true value. Not only is such art rare, but it provides interesting insight into the altruistic values that the Soviet tried to promote at that time in history.
Generally speaking, the realist art that is on display at the Podol Fortuna Gallery in Ukraine is exceptionally beautiful. Most of the figures are masterfully painted and the concept behind the image is easily understood by all – not just by art enthusiasts. If you wish to learn more about this particular art style, you can visit the Podol Fortuna at 19A Andriyivsky Uzviz in Kiev. The gallery is open from Mondays to Sundays between 10:30 and 18:00.