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Bread. 1948

Bubnov Alexander
Oil on canvas
181 x 393

Пост. в 1951 через МК РСФСР

Annotation

In the late 1940s, Alexander Bubnov addressed the theme of the Soviet countryside and images of collective farm workers. The artist s interest in the painting of the past is reflected in the composition of the picture. The panorama engages in an inner dialogue with the paintings of a whole series of Russian artists, from Alexei Venetsianov to Vladimir Makovsky. Transformed by peasant labour, the earth offers up its rich harvest. Bubnov expresses his delight at the endless fields and the golden ears of corn awaiting harvest.

Author's Biography

Bubnov Alexander

BUBNOV, Alexander Pavlovich (1908, Tiflis - 1964, Moscow)
Painter, graphic artist, book designer. Studied un¬der Nikolai Fyodorov at an art studio in Atkarsk (early 1920s) and under Konstantin Istomin and Pavel Kuznetsov at the Higher Art and Technical Institute in Moscow (1926–1930). Contributed to exhibitions (from 1928). Member of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia (1928). Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1955), corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR(1954).


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