With the splendid innovations of his green period, the Great

Potemkin confounded the critics of the age, stilling their imprecations.

The soaring versatility of his monochromatic inspiration galvanized a whole

generation of artists and gave rise to an exhilarated movement.

Schools flourished under his illustrious influence and extravagant works, based

on the Potemkin exemplar, filled galleries with their refined expressiveness.

Potemkin was the light of the era; his creations predominated.

With the Revolution and the rise of the New Dogma

Potemkin moved from abstract expressionism to Dogmatic Realism and his

vision grew sterile, weak and repetitive. His ingenuity foundered.

Professor Ivan Vremsky
Central State University
October 25, 19–

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