Order Number 1 issued by the Petrograd Soviet is interesting to me because of its impact in bringing the military onto the Soviets side. The soldiers were generally drawn from the peasant population and not treated particularly well by their officers. There was a breakdown in discipline in the ranks and the soldiers helped participate … Continue reading Soviet Order Number 1Read more
I chose to focus on the painting Barge Haulers on the Volga by Ilya Repin. It was painted between 1870 and 1873 as his first commissioned work after graduation from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Repin then joined the group known as the Peredvizhniki, or the Wanderer’s, in the late 1870’s. I found […]Read more
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