The Incarnation of the Word: From Literature to the Visual Arts and Architecture of the 1920s and 1930s. On the aesthetic and psychological perception of works of art in Russia in the 1920s and 1930s

Ovtcharenko, Alexey Yurevich
D.Sc. in Philology, Assistant Professor, Department of Russian Language and Studies in Linguistics & Culture RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

Voropaeva, Yulia Alexandrovna,
PhD in Pedagogy, Assistant Professor, Department of Russian Language and Studies in Linguistics & Culture, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia


The scientific novelty of the presented report consists in establishing possible connections between the philosophical and artistic world of Russian utopia and the field of ideas of the 1920s–1930s, including not only literature (Vladimir Odoevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Evgeny Zamyatin, Vivian Itin, Yakov Okunev et al.) but also painting (Alexander Labas, Konstantin Yuon), and the architecture of Russian constructivism and avant-garde (Georgy Krutikov, Ivan Nikolaev, Ivan Leonidov, Yakov Chernikhov and many others), in clarifying the role of new art in the formation of the Soviet space and its perception.
The embodiment of ideas and words, aesthetic and psychological perception of the forming new mental space, the complex relationship between social ideas, their transformation into ideas about the future world and future man, not only in post-revolutionary literature but also in a broader historical and cultural context, is an extremely important topic for the entire revolutionary culture.
The authors focus on the role of new art as a means of interpreting the world in creating a new social mythology and the indoctrination of people.

Keywords:  Russian literary utopia and anti-utopia, Russian literature, painting and architecture of the Russian avant-garde of the 1920s–1930s, Soviet space, aesthetic and psychological perception, mechanisms of perception