Maxim Gorky Reading His Tale Death and the Maiden to Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov and Kliment Voroshilov
- oil on canvas. 194 x 220
Received in 1949 via the Committee for Art, Council of Ministers of the RSFSR
The main idea behind Maxim Gorky’s philosophical tale is that love is stronger than death, yet love and death are inseparable.
The artist made several copies of the painting (Tretyakov Gallery, Kliment Voroshilov Naval Academy, Maxim Gorky Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences).