Soviet artist Nikolai Osenev
October in Smolny. Soviet artist Nikolai Osenev has reproduced the scene of meeting Lenin with the soldiers of the revolution – the workers, soldiers, sailors in Petrograd, at the entrance to the Smolny, which in 1917 became the headquarters of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Soviet artist Nikolai Osenev (1909-1983) – Honored Artist of the RSFSR, Honored Worker of Culture of the Polish People’s Republic, landscape, genre painter, an author of works on historical and revolutionary themes. Nikolai Nikolaevich Osenev was born in 1909 in Moscow. He studied at the Moscow State Art Institute of Surikov (from 1938, with interruptions). His teachers were S. Gerasimov, Igor Grabar, AA Deineka. Nikolai Osenev – participant of art exhibitions since 1949. Since the beginning of the 1950s was active in the open air. By the mid-1950s he became known master of composite landscape. In 1960s he traveled abroad (England, Italy, France, Sweden, Iraq and others) and created a series of works, mainly architectural motifs. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Penza art gallery and other museums and private collections.
Nabat of Buchenwald. 1977. Buchenwald – notorious place of death of hundreds of lives during World War II, the Nazi concentration camp, “death factory.” The artist was there and painted this painting infused with a feeling of deep sadness. Color shadows echoe the general mood. The painting was inspired by the song of Muradeli “Buchenwald alarm” on the words of Alexander Sobolev.