The artist is Korzhev

“The sixties are primarily people who have come out of the flame of war … The whole generation came from the war with a passionate dream of a peaceful life, a thirst for knowledge, a craving for work. It was this military generation that formed the spirit of the era, “” Geliy Korzhev, a famous Soviet and Russian painter, teacher, professor, representative of the “harsh style” spoke of himself and his contemporaries. The master himself believed that the “harsh style” began to.P. Petrov-Vodkin and a. AND. Deineka, and he called his style "social realism". Having finished the school of snipers, Heliy Korzhev did not have time to visit the front and was evacuated to Bashkiria. But the painting of the artist dedicated to the war is imbued with acute drama, sensitivity and compassion.

The motive of wires and farewell is one of the most emotional and personal. Parting with loved ones, grief of the coming loss – feelings that are acute in everyone who affected it.

Twenty -two years after the victory, he writes Heliy Korzhev. Hardly crushing the composition in a square, the artist fills it with red, as if predicting the gloomy fate of the hero. Not yet leaving for the front, the soldier is already reminiscent of his own memorial sculpture. But the delicate gesture of a solid hand, tiredly covered eyes turn the frozen image of a soldier into a living person with his tragedy. Egor Mogilevsky. “The best memory is true to them …” // Memory. To the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War . SPb, 2020. With. five.

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