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Kustodiev Boris – “Bolshevik”

Three years after the February Revolution and the creation of the painting “February 27, 1917”, Boris Kustodiev, already bedridden and in a wheelchair, paints the painting “Bolshevik”, in which he turned not to direct impressions, as in February 1917, but to synthesis , comprehension of the main thing that was associated with the concept of […]

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Kustodiev – “Self-portrait”

In 1910, the Italian Minister of Arts invited Serov, Repin and Kustodiev to paint self-portraits for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Boris Kustodiev, taking this work very seriously, ponders the concept of the painting for a long time. After doing a lot of sketches, the idea finally becomes clear. Kustodiev decides to paint himself in […]

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Kramskoy Ivan – “Laughter”

The continuation of the theme of Christ was the monumental painting Laughter. As Kramskoy’s letters to Fyodor Vasiliev testify, it was conceived back in 1872, after the end of Christ in the Wilderness: “We must also write Christ; not his own, but the crowd that laughs with all the might of their huge animal lungs. […]