1928, Sergiev Posad near Moscow — 2016, Moscow

Kamchatka Fishermen


  • Copper. 95 x 105 х 142
  • СО-870

  • Received in 1970 from the Union of Artists of the RSFSR, Moscow

In Kamchatka Fishermen we see a reflection of the artist’s impressions from his trip to Kamchatka in 1958 as part of a geological expedition. The lean, plastic language, expressed in the gestures and choppy lines of the fishermen’s faces and clothing, reflects the main stylistic features of the so-called “severe” style. In contrast to the Stalin era, when only labour-related accomplishments and whitewashed ceremonial activities were depicted, in the period of Khrushchev’s “thaw” artists strove to show the difficult tasks and working conditions of people in various professions.

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