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V. I. Lenin at the direct line

Painting, 1933, 150×200 cm

Description of the artwork «V. I. Lenin at the direct line»

Igor Grabar wrote Lenin, is absolutely right. Hereanother option. He took a revolutionary change and began to cooperate with the red, and then Soviet authorities. Grabar the Soviet Union was visiting, repeatedly awarded, he held senior positions. Of course, in such a situation, could not the thing to do without an ideological, partisan pictures.

Work "Lenin at the direct line" Grabar started in 1927. He also talked about this: "The allocation of the revolutionary military Council of the paintings of the tenth anniversary of the red Army, I touched on the topic of remaining free and no one is interested in: V. I. Lenin by direct wire. I then began to ask in detail, how were these negotiations with the commanders of Lenin fronts in the civil war days. Learn all the details, I began to compose a sketch". The artist toured the hallway outside the office of Lenin, successful and happy color – dark pink wall, white door, red carpet – it can be good to portray. However, to unleash the talent of the painter, who skilfully operating a color, in this case, Grabar could not. He had quite a lot to work with mask and bust of Lenin, to bring the case to the sitter. So it was not a familiar element Grabar as an artist. While watching at the episode with a map and a Cup of tea, we can to catch the roll some of his still lifes. But in this case, the theme to develop was not possible, painting is dedicated to another.

Author: Alena Grosheva
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This artwork was added since it is referred to in the materials below

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Genre scene

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1933

Size: 150×200 cm

Artwork in selections: 9 selections