⚜️THE PUSHKIN MUSEUM⚜️
FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF MASTER DRAWINGS
From 2 February to 12 May 2019.
👨🏼🎨 Alexandre Deïneka (1899 – 1964), The weavers, 1927.
Deineka's paintings of the 1930s offer this compelling image of the Soviet 'New Person' embodying a social thesis and representing undoubtedly healthy, physically advanced, typically smiling and often enthusiastically committed either to work or sports. These recognisable and powerful portrayals of the well-built heroes and heroines of Socialist Realism reflect state-imposed guidelines and propagate a certain way of thinking to the public. One can confidently argue that the 1930s were the most prolific years for Deineka's artistic career - the heyday of his oeuvre.
Travelling was an important source of inspiration for the artist's development. His trips to Crimea, for instance, resulted in a series of landscapes and significantly added to the new topic that fascinated the artist at that point - aviation. This motive and its connection to Crimea is especially evident in Deineka's masterpiece Future Pilots (1937). In 1935 Deineka went on his first artistic trip abroad. He visited America, Italy, and France. Following the trip, to demonstrate his revised visual means of expression, Deineka opened his first solo exhibition which immediately became 'one of the biggest events of the season'.
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