His Eyes Follow You (2020)

Painting, Oil on Canvas 
Size: 80 x 60 cm | 31.4 x 23.6 inch
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Artwork Details

This is an oil painting on the found soviet-era portrait of Lenin. The canvas is a little damaged. The canvas is mounted on a supported wooden frame and sold ready to hang. The painting is not framed. It is signed, titled, and dated on the back.


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About the Artwork

Lenin was a brand, a myth created by Soviet propaganda in order to unite a large number of completely different people. However, in the late 80s, almost no one believed in this myth. The image of Lenin turned into a kind of chimera from fragments of propaganda pathos, folk jokes, vague historical facts, and numerous souvenir propaganda images. Lenin looked at the people of the USSR with millions of eyes, but it no longer inspired respect and fear, but rather annoyed.
As for the personality of the really living Lenin he wanted to make the world a better place, but at the cost of millions of lives. The greatest crimes in the history of mankind have been committed in an attempt to achieve the common good. This cannot be justified, and must not be forgotten.

In 2015 the Ukrainian government banned all symbols and images associated with the USSR. But numerous oil portraits, sculptures, monuments and other images of Lenin began to be removed from public places decades before the "decommunization laws". What happened to the hundreds of thousands portraits of former Soviet leader? Many of them are already destroyed. Some of them had been left in attics or basements. I am looking for all these forgotten things and giving them a new life and new artistic content.

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