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Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky Ukrainian and Soviet painter

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky is a master of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky is a master of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

Anatoly Galaktionovich Petritsky (1895-1964) Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet painter, graphic artist, theater artist and teacher. Graduated from the Kiev Art School (1918). Studied at the Moscow VKHUTEMAS (1922-1924) with the avant-garde artists A.D. Drevin and N.A. Udaltsova. As a theater artist (since 1914) he was influenced by stylistic tendencies and constructivism. Author of easel paintings, including a series of portraits of Ukrainian writers, as well as posters and illustrations. Twice laureate of the Stalin Prize of the USSR in 1949 and 1951, People’s Artist of the USSR (1944). Academician of the USSR Academy of Arts (1947).

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Boris Prorokov Soviet graphic artist

Boris Prorokov

Boris Prorokov

Soviet graphic artist; cartoonist, satire master, poster artist, sculptor. Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Arts (1954). Laureate of the Lenin Prize (1961) and two Stalin Prizes of the third degree (1950, 1952). Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1955). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1963). People’s Artist of the USSR (1971).

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Kutateladze Apollon Karamanovich (1900-1972)

G.K. Ordzhonikidze and S.M. Kirov in the North Caucasus. Color etching, aquantita. 1938

G.K. Ordzhonikidze and S.M. Kirov in the North Caucasus. Color etching, aquantita. 1938. Kutateladze Apollon Karamanovich

Biography

Soviet artist-painter, graphic artist. Honored Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR. People’s Artist of the USSR. Honored Art Worker of Abkhazia, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR.

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Five legendary Soviet cafes and restaurants in Moscow

Cafe in Soviet times

Soviet cafes

Five legendary Soviet cafes and restaurants in Moscow: vegans don’t belong here

In Moscow restaurants, you can be served volovanov with Kamchatka crab, avocado and lime match, and champagne from the cellars of almost Bonaparte’s time. But life shows that pretentious establishments work for a couple of years, and then change the sign and concept. And there are places in the capital that have been open since Soviet times. It is cheap here, not always spotlessly clean, but tasty. We present our rating of the best Soviet cafes and restaurants in Moscow, take your pick!

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Soviet prodigy Pasha Konoplev

Pavel Konoplev in his youth

Pasha Konoplev in his youth

Soviet prodigy, Pasha Konoplev: entered Moscow State University at the age of 15 with a diagnosis of schizophrenia

    • At the age of 6, Pasha Konoplev ‘s IQ was 142, while US President Reagan’s was 109, and the chess player Kasparov was 190.
    • At the age of 8 he solved the problem of the illumination of the planet Pluto.
    • When Pasha was 10 years old, his scientific article was published in the journal of the Academy of Sciences.
    • He himself mastered musical notation, wrote music and played the piano.
    • I knew several languages, which I learned on my own.
    • At 15 I entered the Moscow State University.
    • At 18 he became a deputy of the District Council, and entered graduate school.
    • Was the first developer in the USSR of programs and games for computers.

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Dulevo porcelain factory

Dulevo porcelain factory. Antique figurine of the 50s, Dulevo

Antique figurine of the 50s, Dulevo

Dulevo porcelain factory – porcelain with Russian flavor

They say and write different things about Dulevo porcelain factory. That he could never surpass the aristocratic sophistication of the Danish Royal Copenhagen. It will not become as popular as Royal Worcester. It is unlikely that sets from Dulevo will ever get to the first positions of auctions and thousands of collectors will fight for them. But not all predictions need to be trusted.

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Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding itinerant artist

Self-portrait 1915

Self-portrait 1915

Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding itinerant artist and master of the “soul of the people”

Mikhail Nesterov is an outstanding Russian itinerant painter, landscape painter and icon painter, a famous Soviet portrait painter.

Nesterov Mikhail created his own movement in painting “poeticized realism” and remained faithful to it, despite the revolution, the collapse of the country and the change of regime. During the period of itinerant movement, the painter’s work is filled with Orthodox mysticism. His paintings reflect the “special path” of God’s chosenness, a quiet charm with the beauties of Russian nature and the human soul.

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