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In Reshetnikov’s picture “For Peace”, one of the most important issues is raised - the issue of world peace. The picture was painted in the postwar period. The beginning of the 60s, the country is recovering from the Second World War.
Everyone is worried about the possibility of a new war. Devastation reigns in the world.
Against the background of grief and poverty, devastation and fear, five boys, still very children, are not childishly concerned about these adult problems. They have already tasted grief, the taste of loss and privation. These are children who grew up in fear, constant bombing and worries. Under them, people died and died.
In the background is a demonstration. At the head of the demonstration are people with red banners - they proclaim socialism. They are also dispersed by the police, since such a procession is completely displeasing to the authorities.
And the problems of adults want to help children solve. White paint on the wall, contemplating to reach higher, they diligently display the word "Peace". Children who have tasted grief from a young age, although not toys and games, not entertainment and walks - they want PEACE. They need stability, confidence in the future.
And let this inscription not solve the problems of a global scale. But this cohesion and continuity of generations will certainly give its positive shoots. It is impossible to change the thinking of the whole world with one inscription of paint on the wall. But faith in the best is all that these children have that their childhood has been taken away. They had to grow up too early. They do not want anyone else to experience all that they experienced.
The picture evokes the spirit of patriotism. The soul rises love for its people, love for the motherland. And at the same time, there is sadness for those who have experienced these hardships, and sorrow for the untimely departed heroes who defend the bright future of subsequent generations at the cost of their own lives. And this inscription on the wall is gratitude to those who fought for peace.
Painting Dali Sleep