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Description of the painting by Vladimir Serov “V. I. Lenin proclaims Soviet power "


The picture of Vladimir Serov “Lenin proclaims Soviet power” became the hallmark of socialist realism and the most important events in the history of the country. Millions of copies of the image adorned posters, school books and postage stamps. She brought the creator universal recognition and a state prize.

The leader of the revolution is depicted in the hall of the Smolny Institute of Noble Maidens, which became the site of the historical events of 1917. His fiery speech inspires the participants in the proletarian rebellion against the Provisional Government. The plot tells about the close relationship of the party and the working people. The words of Lenin are comforted by an old peasant, a World War I veteran, students and factory workers. Emotional tension and a thirst for change permeate everything tightly. The audience seems to be involved in listening to the first decrees and becomes on a par with the heroes.

The picture is of interest not only for art historians, but also for historians. Three canvases of Serov are known with the same name and a similar plot. The first was written in 1947. At the right hand of Vladimir Ilyich are Joseph Vissarionovich, Felix Edmundovich and Sverdlov. The location of the canvas is not installed. After the death of Stalin and the exposure of the “cult of personality” behind the back of Lenin, people appeared in popes with rifles in their hands. The picture also has sunk into oblivion. In the Tretyakov Gallery is another copy of her hand.

Despite the vicissitudes, the plot remained unchanged - the triumph of the masses and their unity with the Soviet regime.





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