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“Portrait of Marshal G. K. Zhukov” by Pavel Korin
Artists see the world in different ways, each depicting what he sees in his own way, conveying the many colors of nature and unusual characters. And sometimes they dream to express even something abstract: the life of the human spirit. Pavel Dmitrievich Korin sought to “reflect the disobedient, proud spirit of our people.” And he painted landscapes of his native Palekh, portraits of people unknown and famous, never tired of searching in their destinies, manifestations of the “spirit of the people”. Among these works, a special place is occupied by “Portrait of Marshal G. K. Zhukov”. Moreover, even the creation of the canvas is an instructive event. Continue reading
“Denial of confession” by Ilya Repin
The man was brought to execution. After several months of imprisonment, he was pale. Around the roaring crowd.
– Villain, crazy! In the king himself shot!
– God saved his majesty!
The simple women, with their hands on their cheek, with their eyes full of tears, looked at the young man who lived to the last minute. Continue reading
“Red came” by Yevsey Moiseenko
“Our roots are in childhood memories, in the family, its moral soil, foundations, relations with the outside world …”, says Moiseenko. “… From the first impressions of life comes the feeling of the Motherland: what sky was above you, what rains washed, on what earth you set foot from the threshold of your home …”.
The events that determined the path of the artist were exciting changes, difficult struggle, renewed life, the romance of the feat, born of Great October. Continue reading