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Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

May 4, 2020 Paintings by Yuri Komendant are familiar to our regular visitors. We exhibited his works before, featuring handsome miners and steel workers. This painting’s protagonist is definitely Komendant’s type of male beauty. But unlike the previously exhibited works which were portraits, this is the so-called thematic painting. Thematic paintings were the top genre […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 23, 2020 Today’s painting features the quintessential Soviet leader who was behind all that: Vladimir I. Lenin. There are several paintings in this exhibition “Leaders and the Masses” about Lenin. This one is pretty unorthodox I would say. It was created during the late Soviet era when the established canon of leader depictions began […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 21, 2020 With some previous posts on Leaders and the Masses, the exhibition structure has begun to emerge (I hope). The first section of the show is organized around the idea of a slogan as means of communication between leaders and the masses.  A slogan usually contains a concise clear unambiguous political message understandable […] Read more

Art Every Day with TMORA’s Curator, Dr. Masha Zavialova

April 17, 2020 It is amazing how many of this show’s paintings have slogans incorporated into them, whether explicitly or implicitly, like in our previous post of the painting “Land.” Today’s painting “First Decree on Peace” takes us back to the same event referred to in “Land.” — Second Congress of the Soviets on October […] Read more

Art Every Day by Dr. Masha Zavialova

Born out of the distinct change of our world brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, TMORA’s Chief Curator & Head of Collections, Dr. Masha Zavialova, is sharing regular posts about artworks at The Museum of Russian Art.  Whether the works are in the Museum’s permanent collection or currently hanging in the galleries, her writings are […] Read more