Картинки на конец света / Pictures for the end of the world

“There will be no end of the world whatsoever either on the 1st or the 13th of November 1899”

Художник-баталист Иван Алексеевич Владимиров (1869-1947) известен циклами своих работ посвященным русско-японской войне, революции 1905 года и первой мировой войне. Но наиболее выразительным и реалистичным явился цикл его документальных зарисовок 1917-1918 годов. В этот период он работал в Петроградской милиции, и активно участвовал в ее повседневной деятельности.Battle painter Ivan Alekseevich Vladimirov (1869-1947) is mainly known for his cycles dedicated to the Russo-Japanese war, the revolution of 1905 and the First World War. But his most expressive and realistic works are his documentary sketches from 1917-1918. During this period he worked at the Petrograd police, and was actively involved in its daily activities.

Погром винного магазина / Pogrom against the liquor store

Взятие Зимнего дворца / The capture of the Winter Palace

Долой орла / Down with the eagle

Арест генералов / Arrest of generals

Конвоирование заключенных / Escorting prisoners

С насиженных мест (Крестьяне растаскивают имущество из барских поместий и отправляются в город в поисках лучшей жизни) / From their homes (Peasants pillaging the manor houses and setting out to the cities in search of a better life)

Агитатор / Agitator

Продразверстка (реквизиция) / Requisition

Допрос в комитете бедноты / Interrogation by the Committee of Poor Peasants

Захват белогвардейских шпионов / Capture of White Guard spies

Восстание крестьян в имении князя Шаховского / Peasant uprising in the defence of the estate of Prince Shakhovskoi

Расстрел крестьян белоказаками / White Cossacks shooting peasants

Захват врангелевских танков Красной Армией под Каховкой / The Red Army capturig Vrangel’s tanks near Kakhovka

Бегство буржуазии из Новороссийска в 1920 году / The flight of the bourgeoisie from Novorossiysk in 1920 (an illustration to this post)

2 comentarios:

Language dijo...

Amazing -- I think this gives me a better feel for what the Revolution was like than anything else I've seen.

Minor fixes: "spions" should be "spies," and "Prince Shakhovsky" should be "Prince Shakhovskoi."

Studiolum dijo...

Thank you, Language (+for the corrections). I have felt the same when I saw these pictures for the first time. I remember that back in the 70s, as a child, I somehow found a German-language book on the deeds of the Cheka, published in the 1920s somewhere in Germany. It has caused me a couple of sleepless nights, and has determined my view on the Revolution we celebrated every year. Nevertheless, you could always say it was to some extent influenced by propaganda. These pictures, seen from inside, however, suggest you that that impression was basically realistic.