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Yuon's painting of the Russian Revolution of 1917 depicts it as a cosmic event: the birth of a new world. The people are in commotion, filled with awe, perhaps fear. Yuon's scene was intended for a theatre curtain, which may explain its dramatic appearance.

Source: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Credit: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Object no: L2014-4263

Details

  • Title: New Planet
  • Creator: Konstantin Yuon
  • Date Created: 1921
  • Rights: © The State Tretyakov Gallery

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