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Poster

  • Place of origin:

    USSR (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1973 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sokolov, Aleksei Dmitrievich, born 1912 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1749-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR20

A.D. Sokolov (1912 - ) is a Russian Soviet artist specialising in still life painting. The main motifs of his works are wildflowers, thorns and flowering tree branches - examples of which he always kept in his studio. The lyrical, romantic manner of the artist resulted from his unique working method, by which he created works not by looking at his preparatory sketches but by visualising the actual plants.
His motherland is the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of Mordovkaya, one of the exhibition's organising bodies.
The poster probably was created for the 1973 touring exhibition of the artist's works that travelled to Leningrad, Saransk and finally to Yalta. The address in Yalta was added by hand in order to reduce the cost of printing a different set of posters for each venue. Yalta – the central city of Crimea – is the place where the artist spent his summers.

Physical description

Poster of an exhibition of works by A.D. Sokolov. The central image is a reproduction of one of Sokolov's paintings. It depicts a still life of flowering branches and thorns. The palette consists mainly of red, blue, white and black

Place of Origin

USSR (made)

Date

ca. 1973 (made)

Artist/maker

Sokolov, Aleksei Dmitrievich, born 1912 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Union of Artists of the RSFSR
above central image [RSFSR is an abbreviation which stands for Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic or Russian Federation]

The Ministry of Culture of Mordovkaya ASSR
above central image [ASSR is an abbreviation for Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic]

The Moscow Section of the Union of Artists of RSFSR
above central image

A.D. Sokolov/ Exhibition of works
below central image

Yalta Exhibition Hall 2 Gogol St open 10-17 Closed Monday
information added by hand in blue

Dimensions

Height: 83.4 cm, Width: 60.8 cm

Descriptive line

Poster for an art exhibition - paintings by A.D. Sokolov. USSR. ca. 1973

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Musika tzvetov (The Music of Colours), Trofimov, V., Moscow, Sovetskii hudojnik, 1988,

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Exhibition; Paintings; Still life

Categories

Prints; Paintings; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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