Nonconformists, or unofficial Soviet art was an often paradoxical mirror onto the spiritual, psychological and social situation of the Soviet Union between 1960-80. Here’s a brief set of examples of the genre, taken from Diletant.ru, September 15.
Man with watch glass, by Alexander Kharitonov. (1962).
Vladimir Nabokov, by Otari Kandaurov. (1975).
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, by Otari Kandaurov. (1973).
Roses and thistles, by Valentina Kropivnitskaya. (1981).
Heart of Christ, by Ernst Neizvestny. (1973-75).
Don Quixote, by Vladimir Ovchinnikov. (1979).
Violin in a cemetery, by Oskar Rabin. (1969).
Adam and Eve, by Vasily Sitnikov. (1967).
Red egg, by Ülo Sooster. (1964).
Guardian angel, by Vladimir Titov. (1992).
Memorial service, by Boris Sveshnikov. (1966).