North Korea: Socialist Realism Artwork

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I picked up some of these postcards in a stamp shop I visited in Pyongyang.

All art in North Korea must adhere to socialist realism principles. The many posters and banners we saw in North Korea are designed to educate the population and are not seen as “art” as such. This meant we were unable to buy any of the images we saw to take home with us.

Red painting north korea postcard

Torch north korea postcard

crops and food north korea postcard

Crowd north korea postcard

Juche tower north korea postcard

North korean workers and soldier postcard

Gun and dove north korea postcard

Soldier north korea postcard

Korean map postcard

6 15 north korean postacrd

Socialist realism: Wikipedia

James Mullarkey

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