“Disgusting”, Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka, 1944 – overview of the painting

“Disgusting”, Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka, 1944 – overview of the painting
"Disgusting", Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka, 1944 - overview of the painting - 1

    • Posted by Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka
    • Museum: Russian Museum
    • Year: 1944

Overview of the painting :

Razdolie – Alexander Alexandrovich Deineka. Oil on canvas. 204 x 300 cm

Deineka, a well-known and recognized worldwide Soviet artist, painter, sculptor, monumentalist, photographer, illustrator.

Topics dedicated to the builders of socialist labor pass through his entire creative path. As a bright representative of socialism, Deineka portrays his heroes as ideological, highly spiritual and at the same time courageous, strong, healthy, sports people.

The theme of sports has always been occupied by the artist, he has been enthusiastically and has been working in it for many years of youth. So, Deineka began to write his famous painting “Debun” in his pre-war years, but finished it in 1944.

In this work, the author successfully combines landscape and the genre of sports. The general impression that the “stop-frame” is seized, the moment when a group of girls, running from the bottom of the coast, runs past the author and with a funny noisy flock disappears from the right.

They are beautiful, slim, with sports figures that loom under wet clothes after bathing.

The whole picture is filled with dynamics and a young badass. The feeling of spaciousness creates a magnificent mid-Russian landscape with its birch and spruce, water surface and clouds, haystacks and sandy shores.

Given that the picture was written in the military year 1944, we can only assume how many artists brought their memories of that pre-war, peaceful, bright life into it, how much desire for a speedy victory, which the work turned out to be memorable, sunny, bright, filling every cell of the soul with happiness.

It is not surprising that such a life-affirming work as “Deroll”, in different years, repeatedly appeared at exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kursk, Riga, as well as at international exhibitions in Vienna, Prague, Manchester, and China.