Stalingrad battle is a fateful symbol of the Great War. It was the most severe ordeal for Russia. I tried to think it over my own way, quite contrary to what was going on at that time in soviet art. An outline of the series emerged in my imagination showing an inhuman nature of that event. I had to avoid all artistic clich?s of that time, which were everywhere in abundance. To be sincere in my struggle with socialist realism I used two quite material sources as a base of the whole representational system of my “Stalingrad”. Still lives composed of torn shells and helmets joined cinematic and photographic impressions to make a kind of a fierce snowstorm never seen in soviet art. As time passed by and I became certain that I was right in my persistence, creating my own “Stalingrad”.

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