Isaac Brodsky is a generally recognized master of portraits of the leader of the world proletariat, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. He made many sketches and large paintings. The painting “Lenin in Smolny” was painted in 1930.
The artist approached the painting with the utmost seriousness: the environment was chosen, emphasizing the veracity of the image. The artist set a goal not only to portray the leader, but to show him during hard work. Lenin is depicted almost at his natural height, next to this canvas you feel yourself in the study of Vladimir Ilyich.
The picture is characterized by a special clarity of the situation, the figure of the leader. The leader is depicted writing something at a small table. The compositional simplicity of the painting conveys a sense of silence and intense work.
The color of the picture is conveyed in dim, restrained, soft tones. The accuracy and precision of drawing all the details help to emphasize the reality of what is happening.
Due to its accuracy and modesty, the painting “Lenin in Smolny” is one of the most popular and beloved by the people of Vladimir Ilyich.
Year of painting: 1930.
Dimensions of the painting: 198 x 324 cm.
Writing technique: oil.
Style: socialist realism.
Gallery: State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.