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Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by JeffinMNUSA, May 2, 2015.

  1. JeffinMNUSA

    JeffinMNUSA Member

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    Oops! This one belongs here. Can anyone tell me anything about these paintings I found at an estate sale this morning. The guy picked them up in Russia in the 80s. This one has a date on it. JeffinMNUSA
     

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    And this one I spotted clear across the room.
     

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    The first one represents the German surrender at Stalingrad in 1943 (it says Stalingrad 1943) .

    The second one represents a Kazak horseman and a woman in traditionnal clothing (I could decypher the word Kazak)
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    You may also try contacting The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, to see if they can tell you anything about the artist, etc. I went there with a friend a few years ago. It's a fantastic museum.
     
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    Skipper; Kazak from Kazakstan? Or do you mean Cossack as in "Don Cossacks"?
     
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    Tommy; I dropped them an email on the subject-and thanks for the Museum tip, I will HAVE to get there and soon.
    JeffinMNUSA
     
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    I don't speak Russian , but my guess is from Kazakstan. The horseman makes it more confusing I agree. A Russian language speaker may want to confirm this.
     
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    From Wikipedia - translated from Russian

    ..... kazaki are a group of predominantly East Slavic people who became known as members of democratic, semi-military communities, predominately located in Ukraine and Russia" That is Cossacks.
     
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    So the rider was an allusion to this ethnic group. Few people know they have been persecuted by Stalin .
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslK31xEoH0
    It is a fact that Buffalo Bill's Wild West show over here in the US in the 19th century featured a troop of Cossack horsemen doing their incredible feats of horsemanship. The Cossacks were too wild, too independent, and too magnificent, and too associated with Tsarist rule, for Iosif Visarianovich's liking-and the Cossack people suffered terribly under his misrule. The Great Patriotic War found a great many Cossacks siding with the Axis against their tormentor, with tragic results.
    http://www.ukemonde.com/genocide/margolisholocaust.html
     

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    Hi;
    More off the "Stalingrad 1943" oil painting...can anyone make anything of the Artist's signature?
    Thanks!
    JeffinMNUSA
     

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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Bill Cosby?? :p j/k, of course. I suspect Skipper will be more helpful, since I can't even read Cyrillic block letters let alone handwriting.
     
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    "Squiggle" isn't very informative in any language.
     

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