Four books – Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nudes and Portraits – are opening a new series called Art of the Soviet Union. This set will examine different genres of art in the USSR, covering the period from the October Revolution in 1917 to the dissolution of the Union in 1991. The books will showcase the best paintings and sculptures of the period and present rarely seen gems from provincial museums and museums of former Soviet republics. Each book opens with an expert article on the subject. Images are organised in chronological order, displaying a wide variety of artistic styles from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Socialist Realism, Severe Style and Neorealism.