Komsomol Members at the Joseph Stalin Plant
- oil on canvas. 203 x 144
Received in 1935 via the Leningrad City Council from the First Exhibition of Leningrad Artists
The industrial process can be depicted as the confrontation of technology and humanity, unveiling the cruelty of the mechanised world, its unnaturalness, and sometimes its monstrousness. But it also can be shown as an organic interconnectedness between humanity and a “second reality”. The flexible indissolubility of industry and man, in control of the most complicated machinery, is reflected in Chugunov’s monumental canvas Komsomol Members at the Joseph Stalin Plant, exhibited at the First Exhibition of Leningrad Artists (1935, Leningrad).