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Description of the painting by Alexander Deinek “Textile Workers”


Soviet painter Alexander Deineka could develop his talent in the bosom of Mexican muralists or American social realists. However, he considered them very small for his works. He wanted to work in the Soviet Union, in a state that needed the country’s ideas to be expressed on a larger scale. Throughout his life, Alexander Alexandrovich was engaged in graphics, painting, monumental painting, sculpture. When talking with the artist, it was important not to touch on the variety of all the techniques that Deineka possessed, but on the significance of the topics. Alexander Alexandrovich idealized his country and preferred to work in the style of socialist realism (at that time he did not exist yet, he was described later).

In 1927, the artist creates two wonderful paintings - “Textile Workers” and “Defense of Petrograd”. In the picture, which describes the simple working life of girls in a factory, we see how much Deineka gravitates to monumentality. Even he himself, later talking about the Textile Workers, admitted that the surface of the canvas was processed so that it became smooth and varnished. All the girls depicted in the picture work in the rhythm of textile machines. Cars, bobbins, coils, people - all this merges into one whole.

The painter belongs to those people who are recognized by the public, art historians and the art market. A lot of his paintings are in museums. Recently, his paintings have been seen at public auction. Between 1989 and 2001 not a single monograph was published about the artist.





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