The Museum and Exhibition Complex "Museum of Norilsk" together with the State Russian Museum is holding an exhibition "Builders of a New Life".
The exposition is dedicated to the art of socialist realism and includes paintings from the collection of the State Russian Museum, including works by Isaac Brodsky, Konstantin Yuon, Alexander Samokhvalov, Alexander Deineka, Arkady Plastov and other major masters of Russian art of the first half of the 20th century.
The exhibition in Norilsk presents the works of socialist realism of the 1930-1950s - the classics of this genre. In the absence of large "official" canvases with the participation of party leaders, the exhibition presents the then Soviet art in its most humane manifestations. The images of working people and young people not only corresponded to the state task of educating the new Soviet man, but also sincerely inspired artists. They reflected not so much the ambitions of the authorities as the dreams and hopes of ordinary people who lived in that difficult era. This is socialist realism with a human face: 24 paintings by 21 authors, including Isaac Brodsky, Konstantin Yuon, Alexander Deineka, Alexander Samokhvalov, Samuil Adlivankin, Israel Lizak, Georgy Bibikov, Arkady Plastov and others.