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Yuri Pimenov (1903-1977) was a prominent Soviet painter.
“Art has a subtle soul. The more intelligent and more complicated man becomes, the richer and deeper his art will be. Art requires intelligence, not craftsmanship. It requires a special and delicate organization of one’s soul… Its search for the real, its exploration of the world has no limits,” the painter wrote.
“In 1988, two foreign photographers travelled to the USSR on the verge of “Perestroika” and their special topic of interest was Ukraine. So these are the photos they took of what was at the time a part of Soviet Russia, but which is now an independent country. Really colorful shots!”
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