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Christmas bells are ringing

Christmas bells are ringing
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December 3 – March 1
“Rakurs” gallery (2nd floor)

On the holidays eve, a bright, colorful and yet deep in meaning painting exhibition “Christmas Bells” will be opened at the National Library, which will present the works of Belarusian artist Grigory Ivanov.

His colorful images will present a festive mood and positive emotions to visitors – bells, moons, charming characters will smile and wish the audience all the best and brightest from each painting.

Grigory Ivanov is a well-known Belarusian artist, a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists, the founder and visionary of the authorial direction in Belarusian art called “Svetism”, whose main idea is the perception that everything is power and light. Objects, people – all this is light. And the picture itself is a luminous object. And figured objects and environment shines on its own, from the inside.

“My holiday pictures are like meditation, prayer. You can pronounce it in words, or you can just look at the light. Screens-paintings respond to the eye touch, like screens of gadgets to the touch of a hand”, – the author notes. Light pulsation, is almost physically felt in the artist’s works.

You can feel it at the exhibition, which opens on December 3 at 16.00 at the “Rakurs” gallery (2nd floor).

Admission to the event is free, the rest of the time – if you have a library card or a pass from the social and cultural center.

For more info, please, call: (+375 17) 293 28 81.

Read more: These paintings glow from the inside!


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