Lenin with Children #2 Painting by Oleksandr Balbyshev

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Painting: Acrylic on Cardboard.

Soviet propaganda was actually using children for advertising they leaders.
"Lenin and Сhildren" is a traditional theme of propagandic texts and images were Lenin is communicating with children showing the best qualities ( kindness, simplicity, immediacy, wisdom) and sharing all kinds of advice and ordinances with the growing builders of communism.
Staling also liked to be spotted in the public eye, supposing, a cheerful pioneer with rosy cheeks was a real advertisement of the socialism systemwhich he had build.
At the same time visualization the slogan “Thanks to comrade Stalin for our happy childhood” was much more effective and convincing than the fact that it was "father of the people" who gave the term “children of the enemies of the people” to humanity.
And millions Soviet children became orphans because of help of the dictator, and many of them “enjoyed their lives” not on parades and holidays but in Siberia camps. Time came for things fo get sorted out.
For the modern generation once formidabledictators are only unknown persons whose portraits can be dripped with paint.
Let these portraits which have been painted by children be a reminder that any misanthropic regime is doomed to death, and its leaders to oblivion.

Unframed painting 55 x 85 cm.


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Lenin with Children #2

Oleksandr Balbyshev

Ukraine

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Size: 23.6 W x 35.4 H x 1.6 in

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