Created by American author Vicki Boykis, the automated account spotlights socialist-era images from Wikiart. That includes the likes of Ukrainian artist Tetyana Yablonska, with her painted snapshots of work and play, including farming, hiking, and skiing.
The avant-garde is represented by leading artists such as the Georgian David Kakabadze and Hungarian-Romanian Janos Mattis-Teutsch.
In addition to artists who reinforced the party lines, the account also features dissident figures such as the Ukrainian “sixtiers” — painters who rejected socialist-realism and opposed the regime. They include artistic couple Viktor Zaretsky and Alla Horska, who was allegedly murdered by the KGB for her human rights activism in the 1960s.