EN RO
Read Mode















 
National Museum of History of Moldova
 

Publications :: Journal „Tyragetia" :: vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2

Collection of anti-religious drawings and lithographs from the National Museum of History of Moldova
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Collection of anti-religious drawings and lithographs from the National Museum of History of Moldova

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. IX [XXIV], nr. 2, Istorie. Muzeologie Chișinău, 2015

Abstract

National Museum of History of Moldova possesses a collection of anti-religious drawings and lithographs in an amount of 52 units. Of these, 24 lithographs relate to the series "Commandments and Symbols" (by B. Shirokorad), 11 drawings to the series "God on Earth", another 15 drawings touch different anti-religious topics (author A. Grabco). Graphic works of this collection, which is part of the anti-religious campaign, are characterized by mordant sense, bright colors, simple and catchy slogans denigrating and deriding everything that expressed religious beliefs.

Using expressive art images along with the severity of the laws, the Communists hoped to convince the masses that religion is nothing more than "a manifestation of the decadence of capitalism", a consequence of the retrograde, the counter-revolutionary thinking an unforgivable crime in the Soviet Union. These works reflect only some of the methods from the rich arsenal used by the Soviet authorities in the fight against the Moldavian Orthodox Church.

List of illustrations:
1. Cross. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1961.
2. The Book of Genesis. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1961.
3. Candle-end. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1963.
4. Vesper chimes. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1961.
5. Trinity. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1963.
6. Church feasts. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1963.
7. The messenger of heaven. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1964.
8. Armageddon. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1964.
9. Sectarian. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1964.
10. Thou shalt not murder. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1963.
11. They all look the same. Autolithograph by B. Shirokorad, 1963.
12. Drawing (from the series "Satirical sheets on anti-religious themes") by A. Grabco, 1962.
13. The support of the church. Drawing by A. Grabco, 1962.
14. Settled. Drawing by A. Grabco, 1962.



 

 


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age

 



The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2019 National Museum of History of Moldova
31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: museum@starnet.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

menu