12 The War Through Artists’ Eyes

The War Through Artists’ Eyes

Posted on May 9, 2011 by team

The Second World War in the paintings of Russian artists.

A. Deineka. On the Moscow outskirts.

A. Plastov. After fashist’s visit.

Y. Kugach. Summer 1941.

A. Lysenko. Moscow has been defended.

Diorama. The breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad.

Diorama. The Battle of Kursk.

Diorama. The Battle of Stalingrad.

A. Shirokov. For the Motherland.

B. Nemensky. Mother.

B. Shcherbakov. The evil of the world.

V. Artamonov. On the war roads.


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12 Responses to “The War Through Artists’ Eyes”

  1. D. Bunker says:

    Whoa! Where is everyone? Am I…first?

    Anyway, all that dramatic hand-hand stuff makes for good art but almost never happened. Same with most of the other battle scenes — everything and everyone is far too close together, which I suppose you have to have to make art “work” but doesn’t happen often in real life. In most cases you can barely see the people you’re shooting at.

  2. testicules says:

    Interesting art. Great propaganda value. Still there is something atractive about it.

  3. Archy Bunka says:

    Don’t bother me I am playing Super Mario Brothers.

    • opticalsound says:

      Why aren’t you out organizing us dispirited workers? And down here in the great State of Taxus there was no mention of V.E. Day but plenty of jawing about OBL. Oh well..

  4. bzdenok says:

    I just love how Russians and Germans agreed to have pillow fig… I mean, bayonet charge like they never heard of concept of machine guns and taking cover…

  5. zipp says:


    Some great paintings.

  6. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    “Hard Times,” by N. Prisekin is the best one. Hard times for life, in war and peace.

  7. CZenda says:

    The headlines of the day: “We have beaten the crude muzhiks 3:2″ and “Dirty tricker Artyukhin´s foul unpunished” ;-)

  8. SSSR says:

    Writing a comment with a iPod touch is harder than writing a comment with a pc keyboard!

    • Musa Hari says:

      Yes, this is true but you get use to it after awhile. Also, I was using a BlackBerry instead of iPod touch.


      Mostly sad but great paintings. Thank You for posting them.

  9. Yojimbo says:

    Great post though stylized like all art there most certainly was at times very close very brutal and at times hand to hand fighting in WWII it was not common but it did happen.

  10. therussian says:

    can you please add the artist name on the paintings (Aleksandr alexandrovich deyneka and the right name ) ffs

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