Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great Patriotic War

More paintings of the Soviet experience in World War II.

 Mikhail Kugach: The Return (Homecoming)

 N. Levchenko: In Partisan Woods

 Nikolay Repin: G. I. Zhukov, 1941

Nikolay Repin: Liberation

Monday, July 30, 2012


 Efim Cheptsov: Girl Friends (1918)

 Gleb Barabanshchikov: Picking Flowers (1945)

 Ivan Vasilevich Kozhevnikov: Election Day on the Collective Farm (1958)

S. A. Grigoryev: Admission to the Young Communist League

Friday, July 27, 2012


 Aleksandr Romanychev: By the Window (1968-71)

 Alexander Semionov: Leningrad in the Morning (1969)

 Mikhail Kostin: In the Stalin Factory (1949)

Valentin Bogdanov: Meeting at the Collective Farm (1950)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mikhail Khmelko

Mikhail Khmelko (1919-1975) was a Ukrainian-born Soviet artist.

Forever with Moscow. Forever with the Russian People (Treaty of Pereyaslav) (1951)
[about the Treaty of Pereyaslav]

 To the Great Russian People (sketch)

Unification of the Ukranian Lands

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dmitri Nalbandian

In the Kremlin

 The Great Friendship (1950)

The Crimean Conference (1945)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Trains Taking Away the Lads

I have no context for this painting, but I assume it's a depiction of young men going off to join the Red Army in World War II.

Leonid Kabachek: Trains Taking Away the Lads

Thursday, July 19, 2012


 Boris Valentino Shaposhnikov: Beach Scene with Sailboats (ca. 1950)

 Engels Kozlov: Lenin's First Decree

 Klavidya Balanova: In the Artist's Studio (1948)

 Vladimir Serov: The Winter Palace is Captured (1954)

Vyachesia Mariupolski: A Leader in the Pioneers (Her First Report) (1949)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Konstantin Yuon

Konstantin Yuon (1875-1958) was a Russian and Soviet painter. I'm only posting his Soviet-era works here; there are many pre-Revolutionary paintings by Yuon as well.

 Gates of the Rostov Kremlin (1926)

 Komsomol Girls. Young People of Moscow Suburbs (1926)

 Military Parade in Red Square, 7th November 1941 (1949)

 New Planet (1921)

 Returning from Work (1930)

 The Holiday of Cooperation in the Countryside (1928)

The Komsomol Girls (1926)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yuri Kugach

Yuri Kugach is a still-living artist who began his art career during the Soviet era.

Evening Rays (1980)

On Saturday

 Sunny Day (1985)

Wood in Snow (1957)

Monday, July 16, 2012


 Grigori Shegal: Kerenski's Flight (1936-37)

 Ivan Kozlov: Sports Day (1952)

 Sarkis Muradyan: Wedding in Hrazdan
 Vladimir Gavrilov: A Fresh Day (1958)

Konstantin Mefodevich Maksimov: On the River Volga (Stalingrad) (1947)

Friday, July 13, 2012


Everywhere there are painters, there are nudes...

 Alexander Deyneka: Model (drawing)

 Alexander Deyneka: Model

 Alexei Pavlovich Solodovnikov: At the Beach

 Mai Dantsig: Female Nude Model (1957)

 Pavel Sokolov-Skalya: Forest Beauty (1948)

 Petr Konchalovsky: A Woman beside a Stream (1932)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Alexander Deyneka

Alexander Deyneka (1889-1969) was a Soviet painter and illustrator.

At the Opening of the Collective Farm Power Plant (1952)

 Donbass (1947)

 Girl Tying a Ribbon in her Hair

 Going to War 

 Seaside (1957)

 Still Life with Strawberries (1955)

Window in the Studio (1947)

 Moscow (1952)

On the Women's Collection (1937)

 The Dairymaid (1959)

The Young Designer (1966)