In keeping with the canons of Socialist Realism, the painting is built on the narrative principle, and contemporaries would have read it like an open book. On the floor is a carelessly and hastily opened suitcase, hanging on the chair back an officer’s jacket with combat medals: what we have here is a scene of a victorious hero’s return, his first morning at home. All the hardships of the Siege of Leningrad are now in the past, and the city greets its liberator with a wide, bright panorama of the Neva River through open windows. The artist’s own personal history is woven into this typical subject: she herself lived through the Siege, and her husband was an officer in the Baltic Fleet.
«Виртуальный Русский музей» в социальных сетях: