Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

 

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Vasiliy Shulzhenko is both loved and hated, but nobody denies the fact that he is an expert of the Russian soul. Some believe him to be a Russophobe and blame Vasiliy for “blackening” the Russian reality. Patriots resent his approach to the depiction of Russia – the artist shows poverty, dirt, obscenity and hopelessness. They think that this way of portraying Russia can come only from a man who is full of hatred to his own country. But in fact not so many people love Russia as much as Vasiliy does. He just tries to be objective.

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Vasiliy is known not only in Russia, but abroad too. However, foreigners do not understand the ideas behind the pictures of Shulzhenko, they just see wild characters who look miserable. When they see them, they are getting even more proud of their own countries and contribute to the success of Shulzhenko’s art.

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Amur

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Penny-trumpet

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Barin

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Riding the centaur

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Hamlet

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Night in the city

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Diogenes

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Bathers

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

The naval soul

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Orgy

Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko

Breakfast on the grass

Well, Vasiliy is merciless in his love to Russia indeed. But his art is cool in its own way, isn’t it?

1 thought on “Russian Heartstrings In Paintings of Vasiliy Shulzhenko”

  1. There is a part of all humanity that is grotesque. This is not just in Russia but a part of the entire planet.

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