The second is The New Tretyakov Gallery, which is devoted to Russian art from the beginning of the 1900s to the present day. A part of the exhibition includes works of Socialist Realism, the Soviet Union’s only officially recognized art style, represented by paintings and, outside the building, sculptures.
- Proletarian: art relevant to the workers and understandable to them.
- Typical: scenes of the people’s everyday life.
- Realistic: in the representational sense.
- Prospective and revolutionary: supportive of the aims of the State and the Party.