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Feb 7, 2013 | 1:34 AM EST

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The classic series returns with a new twist. Help Absinthe convince Flounderman to produce flash, aim for the high score!

-start game: click play game
-persuade: click screen
-press right to win



Rated 4 / 5 stars



Rated 5 / 5 stars

The work is both a celebration of the men's dignity and fortitude, and a highly emotional condemnation of those who sanctioned such inhumane labour. Although they are presented as stoical and accepting, the men are largely defeated; only one stands out: in the centre of both the row and game, a brightly coloured youth fights against his leather binds and takes on a heroic poise.
Flounderman conceived the painting during his travels through Russia as a young man and depicts actual characters he encountered. It drew international praise for its realistic portrayal of the hardships of working men, and launched his career. Soon after its completion, the painting was purchased by Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and exhibited widely throughout Europe as a landmark of Russian realist game-making. Poopquest DX has been described as "perhaps the most famous game of the Peredvizhniki movement [for]....its unflinching portrayal of backbreaking labour".

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