Monday, 28 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

More modern Russian humour

Since Vladimir Putin's announcement that he will attempt to reclaim the Russian Presidency, a wave of satirical comment has swept the internet. Central to this development have been certain images, inspired by rumours of Putin's admiration for Brezhnev, and by a feeling that Russia might enter a period of Brezhnevian stagnation if Putin were to be re-elected as President.
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4416/19265501.19/0_7c453_3186b5e1_XL
http://oper.ru/gallery/view.php?t=1048752602
http://www.snob.ru/chronicle/entry/2809

http://nnm.ru/blogs/ashkaa777/putina_zamenit_leonid_ilich_brezhnev/

http://tmt-index.ru/news/article/satire-thrives-as-putin-likened-to-brezhnev/444562.html

http://www.newsland.ru/news/detail/id/793643/

http://besttoday.ru/postimage/339.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9428000/9428786.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15553373

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Ne Boltai

An online archive of Soviet posters, including many caricatured images. The museum in Prague hosted an exhibition of Boris Efimov cartoons in 2005.

http://www.neboltai.org/index.cfm?pg=1&pgtitle=Home

Deineka Exhibition

There seems to be a fair bit of interest around Aleksandr Deineka (1899-1969) at the moment. There was an exhibition at the Tretiakov in 2009, another exhibition in Rome in early 2011, and now another in Madrid. There were rumours that a Deineka show might go to the Tate.



Deineka at the Tretiakov, 2010.


http://www.march.es/arte/ingles/madrid/exposiciones/aleksandr-deineka/