Variant study for the painting Lunch Break in Donbass (1935, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga). 1932
- oil on canvas. 59,5 х 80
Received in 1934 from the All-Russian Cooperative Association of Artists
This smaller painting was created after the artist’s trip back to his native Donbass at the beginning of the 1930s. We know of a photograph from Deineka’s archive with a group of adolescents running out of a river, which seems to have prompted the theme of the painting. The artist creates a generalised character for his young contemporaries, hot-tempered and joyful in work and play.