Artist Vasily Shul’zhenko (Василий Шульженко) and his Russian gloom

See yurayakunin.livejournal.com/864897.html or anti-glamour.ru/vasilij-shulzhenko-russkaya-sermyazhnaya-zhivopis-26-kartin/

The point of Shul’zhenko’s art is to capture the essential Russian-ness which of course gets him the russophobe label.

Unlike his namesake Vasily Lozhkin (Василий Ложкин) in Solnechnogorsk (see www.staritsa.info >> Moscow to St. Petesburg >> Solnechnogorsk)who presents Russian ugliness, absurdities, and downrigh horrors peculiarities in a light humorous way, Shul’zhenko’s art is “serious” or downright tragic.

Above is your typical Lozhkin. Below is equally typical Shul’zhenko.

But I recommend you contemplate BOTH in preparation for your trip to Russia. And also Vladimir Manuhin (Владимир Манюхин) with his projections of iconic Moscow images onto post-apocalypse era.


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