Portrait and. IN. Stalin

The artist is Oreshnikov

Back in the 1930s, the ideological and creative task of creating the images of the “brilliant creators” of the socialism of Lenin and Stalin and their closest associates was officially set. Respecting these requirements, totalitarian art has turned into one of the main instruments of the regime to create a leader of the leader. In its development, the iconography of the images of Lenin and Stalin in Soviet visual art can argue only with the iconography of Christ and the main Christian saints, and it was built approximately according to the same scheme: starting from childhood and ending in the afterlife and embodiment in various hypostasures. The sacralization of power took place unnoticed, but rapidly reached its apogei in 1949, when specially for the anniversary and. IN. Stalin created many unbridledly flattering works collected together at the exhibition “Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in the visual arts”.

For the happiness of the people. Catalog of the exhibition of the Russian Museum in Malaga. 2018. WITH. 77.

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