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Soviet landscape painters

Soviet landscape painters. V. Dmitriev. Here fought till death

Soviet landscape painters – V. Dmitriev. Here fought till death

In the development of Soviet painting, landscape played an important role. Soviet landscape painters, along with representatives of other genres of painting not only displayed the new reality, but also expressed a new outlook in their works, a new system of feelings and thoughts of the Soviet people. In the 1930s in the Soviet Union began the era of ideologically sound method of socialist realism in art in general and painting in particular. Within its framework, however, with the help of various art forms, individual styles, techniques and methods and a variety of preferences achieved stylistic directions. Peaceful creation as the main content of the life of Soviet society, especially clearly reveals the turn of war and peace, and was a new impetus in the development of landscape painting. Widespread during the war interpretation of the nature as the background image for the front-line multiple scenes gives way to images of nature, imbued with joy and harmony. Landscape lyrical direction has received new impetus in its development.

A. Bolashenko (Moscow). Mironov mountain. From the series' Voronezh land. In places of battles'. 1981. Pencil on paper

A. Bolashenko (Moscow). Mironov mountain. From the series’ Voronezh land. In places of battles’. 1981. Pencil on paper

Since the second half of 1950 in connection with the renewal in the public consciousness (“thaw”) gradually rehabilitated a number of phenomena of domestic and foreign art, especially Impressionism. Such a “pivot point” as a common cultural and local pictorial tradition has opened the way to a more free and varied language of painting of all the subsequent decades of Soviet rule, and in the 60s-70s gave a real “splash” of high artistic achievements of landscape painting in works of artists, representing the Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa, Vladimir, Crimea, Ufa, Kiev and other scenic schools.

A. Borodin (Moscow). Kozelsk. Ravines. From 'Kaluga Earth' series. 1979. Linocut

A. Borodin (Moscow). Kozelsk. Ravines. From ‘Kaluga Earth’ series. 1979. Linocut

A. Kashshay. Svidovets Valley

Soviet landscape painters – A. Kashshay. Svidovets Valley

A. Voiyanushas (Lithuanian SSR). On the fields

A. Voiyanushas (Lithuanian SSR). On the fields

AV Volkov. Spring is in the suburbs. 1976

AV Volkov. Spring is in the suburbs. 1976

B. Byalynitsky-Birulya. Autumn. Oil on canvas 1908

B. Byalynitsky-Birulya. Autumn. Oil on canvas 1908

BP Zabirokhin (born 1947 Leningrad). Alley. 1975. Paper, watercolor, gouache

BP Zabirokhin (born 1947 Leningrad). Alley. 1975. Paper, watercolor, gouache

Soviet landscape painters

images scanned from Soviet era magazines