Art and Faith

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Pyotr Kotov. A Female Shock-Worker of the “Red Sormov” Works. 1936

Filed under: agitprop,fine art,human study,portrait,Russian,Soviet period,USSR — 01varvara @ 00.00

A Female Shock-Worker of the “Red Sormov” Works (Pyotr Kotov, 1936)

This work was painted at the height of the Stalinist purges, so, one cannot blame Kotov for playing it safe in his choice of subject-matter. Nevertheless, he employs his characteristic Neo-Impressionism rather than Socialist Realism, so, the work has some interest, and is saved from being a god-awful penny-dreadful.

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