Picture of Plotogona, Nikolay Ivanovich Andronov

Picture of Plotogona, Nikolay Ivanovich Andronov
Picture of Plotogona, Nikolay Ivanovich Andronov - 1

  • Posted by Nikolay Ivanovich Andronov
  • Museum: Tretyakov Gallery
  • Year: 1960-1961

Overview of the painting :

Troutons – Nikolay Ivanovich Andronov. 1960-1961. Oil on canvas. 210×275
   N. AND. Andronov (1929-1998) is one of the representatives of the “dry style” in Soviet painting, which arose as a reaction to official socialist realism. Andronov turns the workers into a “typage”: the individuality of their images disappears, masculinity and reliability appear, typical of all. Depriving the heroes of individuality, the artist does not set the task and penetration into their psychology. More precisely, he captures only one of his facets – masculinity and readiness for creative work – and secures it for his “typical” characters. Stupid gestures do not unite heroes, they do not communicate with each other, only the hand of one of them, lying on the shoulder of the other, speaks not only of a simple acquaintance, but also of friendship.

   The plastic expressiveness of the picture conveys the emotional essence of this scene. Bright local colors, simplicity and clarity of the composition indicate the straightforwardness of the characters of the depicted models. The powerful painting and monumentality of the composition testify to the great social significance of the activities of these young workers, who contribute to the development of the country.