Persistent Depression in Leningrad

The extreme starvation during the Siege of Leningrad led to a persistent feeling of depression that lasted throughout the siege and after. This exhibit will examine the works of Yura Riabinkin, a young man who kept a journal throughout the siege, and Felix Lembersky, an artist who produced a striking series following the end of World War II and depicting the siege. Yura's diary and Felix's art depict the hopelessness and depression created by extreme starvation, even if hope was in sight, or the siege had ended years before. 


Kira Nathan