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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The picture presented to Medvedev, estimated at half a million rubles

Many discussions led to Thursday the gift of the President, made on the birthday of the Prime Minister of the government. Vladimir Putin presented Dmitry Medvedev with a painting entitled “In the shop” artist Nikolay Ovchinnikov, and it was evident that pleased. On the face of the celebrant shone a happy smile. No one doubts that this painting has a special symbolic meaning — meaningless gifts our President does not. And the price it is, frankly, quite decent — 455 thousand rubles. But that’s what this picture so remarkable? That hints at the smooth workflow in the government? And maybe the fact that its author is the artist who painted a portrait of Putin in 2003? “MK” has tried to understand this question.

photo: kremlin.ru

Dmitry Medvedev is very fond of painting. However, as the entire political elite. He admitted to journalists that he tries as often as possible to visit museums and exhibitions. Recently in one of the private galleries of the city of ples, Ivanovo region (by the way, the nearby cottage Medvedev, Dmitry Anatolyevich acquired the painting in Novgorod artist Elena Vasilyeva. This still life, which depicts a samovar and ears of wheat standing in the jugs.

A work of art, which gave Medvedev Putin, also brings back memories of the past. However, there is the nostalgic notes and a hint of nature and peasant life. There is a workflow. Gray-yellow-brown colours depicted production hall industrial enterprises, which gathered employees of the plant. No wonder Mr Putin mentioned: “This is consistent with what Mr President is doing now”.

Painted in the style of socialist realism. This post-war 60-70 years. I think there’s even a tractor drawn, Kirovets similar – shared with the “MK” its Vice-President of the International Confederation of antique and artillero Mikhail Suslov. – I can say that it’s quite modern these days. Check out the Museum of modern art at the exhibition centre, you will see the same academic manner and a realistic approach. By the way, another principle of socialist realism — partisanship. Obviously, the picture with the joke. Weekdays Dmitry Medvedev, likely, very in tune with the theme of the picture.

Socialist realism as an attempt to bring the future into the present reflects the favorite ideas of Russian politicians, experts say. However, according to the artist of the Lion Tabenkina, the elite are now increasingly keen on so-called actual art. Socialist realism proclaimed in a people’s consciousness must be optimistic! But actual realism draws the ugly realities of modern reality. However, draws — it loudly.

– Contemporary art is objects that substitute for the true picture, written in pencil or a brush. Is installation of junk and various improvised means, – told the “MK” Tabenkin. – And in the socialist realism reigns brush. But these directions are United by one common detail: the motive of the transformation of the world. However, in the transformation of socialist realism — always hope for the best. Faith in a brighter future!

Well, then everything is clear and obvious. The Prime Minister needs to look to the future with optimism. And make efforts for the realization of party ideas.




Soviet painter, graphic artist, academician, Ph. D., Professor. Honored artist of the Russian Federation. Included among the 200 prominent people of Russia of the twentieth century. In 2003 he painted a picture, which portrayed two presidents: Russia – Vladimir Putin, and the Chuvash Republic Nikolai Fyodorov, which are in the common room in the style of “Rococo” and lead an informal friendly conversation. In addition, by order of the Chuvash regional Committee Ovchinnikov wrote Nikita Khrushchev, cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Valentina Tereshkova in the country the head of the country. Today Ovchinnikov paintings adorn the salons 34 museums in the country and the world, private collections. Paris houses more than 100 works, including several works in the gallery “Phoenix”, in Japan – 24 pictures, there are in the United States, Italy, Germany, England.


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