The artist is Rutkovsky
In 1934, Rutkovsky headed the brigade of artists in the painting of the station in Beloostrov, at the opening of which Kirov, who had an interest in the work of artists and even helped to get scarce colors with interest on December 4, was to come. But on December 1, he was killed in the corridors of Smolny. Many Soviet artists responded to his death. Rutkovsky wrote his canvas in a short time, reflecting in it the myth of farewell to the leader of the Soviet state and. IN. Stalin with the deceased. The artist was unlikely to know the sooner rumors about the possible political motives of the murder of Kirov, he expressed a feeling of solemn sadness, emphasized the high significance of what was happening. Open red color, its contrasts with white and black determine the solemn sound of a picture designed in the strict rhythm of horizontals and verticals. It is both a document of the era and a typical work of socialist realism, in which the myth is turned into reality by the artist’s skill.
For the happiness of the people. Catalog of the exhibition of the Russian Museum in Malaga. 2018. WITH. 79.