"He commented his actions with humor, he said that he fulfill Lenin's covenants, stated in a letter to Clara Zetkin", says the artist Rudolf Paranyushkin. The Lenin said: "Art belongs to the people. It should be in the hands of the people, inspire in them artists and develop them".
Viktor Losev also came up with a logical explanation for the small format.
At that time the citizens of the USSR moved to small apartments so-called "Khrushchevka", which were built after the 4 November 1955 decree of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the USSR № 1871 "On the elimination of excesses in design and construction".
"Art should be proportional to the environment", commented Victor Losev. "In a small room appropriate miniatures."
In fact the artist was in need. He had a constant need to paint, but lacked the resources for canvases, brushes and paints. Therefore he created many works on small cardboard and plywood sheets.
The exhibition will present works from the collections of the I.Mashkov Museum of Fine Arts, the V.Losev Museum, Irina Basova, Tatiana Gafar, Sergey Gevlich, Anna Dzunenko, Elena Krapivina and Vladimir Petrov.