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–