Daily LIFT #608
1941, painting Viktor Ni (1934-1979), USSR 1969 -- Daily LIFT #608
Haunting artistic evocation of the start of the Great Patriotic War in the USSR after the German invasion as troops mobilized for the front leaving loved ones and family behind. Viktor Ni was a Soviet artist who helped to shift trends in art in the USSR in the 60s and 70s. Sadly, he died unexpectedly of heart failure at the age of only 44.