М. Feigin
Pressboard, oil
57 x 83 сm (22.4" x 32.7")
Year: 1975
Moses Feigin is the last Russian avant-garde artist and member of the "Jack of Diamonds" group. Listed in the Guinness Book of Records. He absorbed many styles and trends in his work - fauvism, cubism, post-impressionism, expressionism, realism.

Feigin foresaw the coming cataclysms of the late XX - early XXI centuries, among which were the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (1986), the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York (2000), the flooding of New Orleans (2005), the earthquake in Haiti (2010) and numerous others. Red jagged lines cut through the black rectangle of the canvas. They glow against a dark background, like tracer bullets or sparks blazing from a fire. The center of the painting has a rough surface as if the paint had shrunk from high temperature. Two white rings of different sizes stand out in this area. Traditionally the ring, i.e. a circle served as a symbol of immortality, infinity, eternity, since it has no beginning or end. The splashes of red and yellow paint In the lower part of the painting resemble flame shapes.
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