Russian Art

In the 20th century, the world saw a dramatic cultural change causing it to be one of the most transformative periods in history.  Global wars, the uprising of industrialization, and the constant pressure to be better than ever before initiated a lot of these changes.

In Russia during the 20th century the lifestyles of the population were heavily influenced by the government and the development of the Soviet Union. These political perspectives tried to limit the freethinking nature of civilization thus causing a desire by artists to break free from what they were being told to create and move towards more emotional and thought provoking works that depicted the true state of the country. Three of these such artists were Vladimir Petrov, Yuri Alexandrovich Medvedev, and Alexander Alexandrovsky. Though these artist were each born over ten years apart, the influence of Soviet history is still a stylistic influence on each…

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Vladimir Petrov 

Yuri Alexandrovich Medvedev 

Alexander Alexandrovsky