Vase of Lilacs - Flowers Greeting Card

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Lilacs occupy a cherished spot in the hearts of the Russian people, flourishing abundantly in the gardens and streets of central Russia. The act of holding a sprig of lilac over a newborn symbolizes the bestowing of wisdom in Russian culture. The essence of lilacs and the sound of rain come alive in this 1939 masterpiece, appropriately titled Midday, Warm Rain. The artist, Alexandr Gerasimov, painted lush landscapes like this one in contrast to his official portraiture. See this image as an art print!

Alexander Gerasimov, born in 1881 in the Russian Empire, was a prominent Soviet painter known for his contributions to socialist realism. He began at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, where he studied under renowned artists such as Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin. His early works showcased his mastery of portraiture and landscape painting, but it was his commitment to propagating socialist ideals through art that defined his career. As a key figure in the Union of Soviet Artists, Gerasimov played a pivotal role in shaping Soviet visual culture. His most famous work, Stalin and Voroshilov in the Kremlin, solidified his reputation as the preeminent painter of the Stalin era. Despite controversy surrounding his association with the Soviet regime, his legacy endures as a significant figure in the history of Soviet art.

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A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope


Alexander Gerasimov