Photographer's Note

--- This is "Stalin & Monroe", a canvas created in 1991 by Leonid Sokov in the first years of the independent Russia after communism. Can you imagine what Stalin would do with the painter if he had seen this in 1950 ?
--- One of the characteristics of a religious orthodox icon is having a golden BG, some branches of flower can be used too. This is the reason the artist used this here. Of course you will be able to recognize two of the most famous "human icons" of Rssia and USA here, anyone was great at his-her way.
--- Stalin had his famous mustache removed, but he is smiling to Marylin Monroe, a clear scene of a flirt.
--- Stalin had many women in his life, but he hated his mother very much because she obligated him to be a monk and even when she died he wasn't present at her funeral. One of his wives killed by her self, other loved him secretly, taking care of him for decades, and the others hadn't a so happy life. In fact, he wasn't able to deal with feelings and his nickname says much about him "The man of steel".
For another hand Marylin never was lucky with the men she found in her life, so strong visually and so fragile inside, and she ended as one of the wives of Stalin..
In the gallery there was a very funny painting, like a cartoon, where the famous scene of Marylin in the anniversary of Kennedy was recreated in a Russian way.

--- Essa tela se chama "Stalin & Monroe", foi criada em 1991 por Leonid Sokov nos primeiros anos de liberdade da Rssia depois do comunismo. Imagine o que Stalin faria com o pintor caso tivesse visto uma pintura dessas em 1950 ?
--- Uma das caractersticas mais importantes dos cones da igreja ortodoxa o fundo dourado e vez em quando usam raminhos de flores, essa a razo porque o pintor usou isso nessa pintura que retrata dois dos mais famosos cones humanos dos EUA e da Rssia, cada um foi grande sua maneira.
---Stalin teve o seu famoso bigode arrancado, mas ele sorri e flerta claramente com Marylin Monroe.
--- Stalin teve muitas mulheres em sua vida, mas odiava sua me porque ela o obrigou a ser monge, mesmo quando ela faleceu ele no foi ao seu funeral. Uma de suas esposas se matou, outra mulher cuidou dele por dcadas e tinha um amor secreto por ele, as outras no tiveram l muita sorte na vida. Na verdade ele no era l muito bom com sentimentos e isso transparece no seu apelido "o homem de ao".
Por outro lado, Marylin nunca teve sorte com homens, tinha um visual impactante, mas era frgil por dentro e acabou se matando tal qual uma das esposas de Stalin.
Ainda nessa galeria h uma pintura divertida, feito uma cena de quadrinhos, nela o pintor recria a famosa cena de Marylin no aniversrio de Kennedy, mas moda russa.

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