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Young Soviet artists painting Friendship

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship. Andrey Multansky 12 years old. Shepherd. Gouache

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship. Andrey Multansky 12 years old. Shepherd. Gouache

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship

‘Young artist’ – a monthly magazine of the Union of Artists of the USSR, the Academy of Arts of the USSR, the Central Committee of the Young Communist League, founded in July 1936. The magazine introduced its readers with the best works of world and national classics, taught an understanding of professional subtleties, held various competitions of children’s drawings. The 1991 art contest, the “Colors of friendship” was a special, and the last – it was the year of the collapse of Soviet Union. Under the terms of the competition were taken pictures from all the republics of the USSR and edges, made in different techniques, as well as works of decorative – applied art. At the end of the competition were organized exhibitions in Moscow, cities of the Soviet Union and abroad. The participants were awarded diplomas, winners – prizes. In the competition could participate young artists aged from 6 to 16 years. Political ideals can fade, economic concepts can crumble, but moral values ​​are eternal. Love, friendship, good human relationship are alive and strong ties bind people of different nationalities. Especially children.

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship. Angelica Vikk. 13 years old. We meet friends. GDR

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship. Angelica Vikk. 13 years old. We meet friends. GDR

Alexander Afanasyev, 9 years old. Bloom. Watercolor. gouache

Alexander Afanasyev, 9 years old. Bloom. Watercolor. gouache

Alyosha Ilyinsky, 11 years old. We want peace. Gouache. Yaroslavl

Alyosha Ilyinsky, 11 years old. We want peace. Gouache. Yaroslavl

Young Soviet artists painting Friendship