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Vukolov's diptych appears to present a cosmonaut and a woman contemplating a mission to Mars: the cosmonaut is ready yet shadowed too by the mournful woman and figure in the background, perhaps signifying the loneliness of those left behind on Earth.

Source: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Credit: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Object no: L2014-4266

Details

  • Title: Sevastianov Family
  • Creator: Oleg Vukolov
  • Date Created: 1981
  • Rights: © The State Tretyakov Gallery
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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