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Radical shifts in art are very often connected with the birth of outstanding creative personalities. The second half of the 19th century was just such an example: over a short period of time a real constellation of art-stars appeared, who inspire true lovers of art to this day. Among them is the sculptor Mark Antokolsky; the attitudes towards him of art critics from diametrically opposed wings of art – the democratic and the academic – were as different as the trends of art they represented. This juxtaposition did not make his life easier, but did make him a notable figure in the history of Russian sculpture.
RADICAL SHIFTS IN ART ARE VERY OFTEN CONNECTED WITH THE BIRTH OF OUTSTANDING CREATIVE PERSONALITIES. THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY WAS JUST SUCH AN EXAMPLE: OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME A REAL CONSTELLATION OF ART-STARS APPEARED, WHO INSPIRE TRUE LOVERS OF ART TO THIS DAY. AMONG THEM IS THE SCULPTOR MARK ANTOKOLSKY; THE ATTITUDES TOWARDS HIM OF ART CRITICS FROM DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED WINGS OF ART - THE DEMOCRATIC AND THE ACADEMIC - WERE AS DIFFERENT AS THE TRENDS OF ART THEY REPRESENTED.