Social realism was officially declared to be realizable 'not by style but by the method.' It emancipated the artistic language of a whole generation of artists. Creating the opportunity for formal innovations and allowing a return to modernism's abandoned traditions and the avant-garde.
In these modern times, artists are no longer looking to depict already-achieved prosperity, but rather the process of accomplishing, requiring participation, silent perseverance, and achievement, from their contemporaries, and the artists themselves — direct and truthful expression. Strict romanticism becomes the mantra of the Sixties generation. Artists preferred conciseness and concentration, rather than the traditional ideal of sophistication in artistic works. Moreover, they worked with compositions that unfold outward towards the viewer; the impressiveness of large, generalized forms in the foreground, graphic silhouettes' expressiveness, and broad planes of color. Artists turn to model volume in color, employing thick masses of paint, the Cezanne-style techniques of the pre-revolutionary avant-garde, and monumental art techniques. An idealized, 'futurological' artistic reality is replaced by exacting judgments about the existence of today.