1899, Kursk - 1969, Moscow

The People in the Second World War


  • oil on canvas. 200 х 300
  • Ж-7017

  • Received in 1960 via the Ministry of Culture of the USSR

To create a rich image to express what the country had experienced, Deineka used a poster-like compositional treatment with a precisely balanced linear rhythm and a combination of several subjects of differing scales. Taking a scene he’d personally witnessed, the artist recreated it to reflect its importance in historical terms. The female figure in the foreground is allegorically charged: the motherland herself seeing her sons off to the front. The road’s broad diagonal divides the pictorial space into two planes, intensifies the composition’s expressive dynamism and symbolises both progress towards victory and the coming life of peacetime.

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