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Brave Men for Brave Deeds

Our exhibition is devoted to the theme of Labor in Soviet Painting 1940-1970.


15.02.2020 — 20.03.2020


Theme of Labor in Soviet Painting 1940-1970.

We decided to devote this exhibition to labor, a deeply important and beloved topic in the Soviet Fine Art.

The name of the exhibition is a slogan from the poster made by Victor Ivanov in 1964. This title carries one of the most important messages of the Soviet art of the 1920s to 1970s. Labor was often portrayed as the ultimate exertion of forces, as ecstasy, sometimes as an individual action, but more often as a collective organised effort.

A young man of 1960s is depicted on the poster by Victor Ivanov "Brave Men for Brave Deeds". He is full of strength, smiling in the foreground of the poster. In the background we see the image of an ascetic Red Army soldier in budenovka who has replaced his rifle with a pickaxe. The metaphor is obvious - an eternal battle, effort, overcoming - that is what awaits him in the future.

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This outstanding painting is by the leading St. Petersburg artist Alexander Pushnin (1921-1991). Graduate of the Leningrad Fine Art Academy, Professor, his paintings are in the Russian Museum in St.Petersburg. 'Supper is Coming Soon. Virgin Lands', oil/canvas, 130 x 250 cm, painted in 1958, depicts life during the heroic efforts of the Soviet Youth to cultivate the previously uncultivated land.

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