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The Books on canvases

The Books on canvases
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September 1st – 28th
room 306

Fine arts reading room (306) is holding a thematic book-illustrative exhibition “The Books on canvases” from the stocks of the National library of Belarus.

A book has accompanied a human civilization throughout the centuries. It has been widely presented in art either. There is a human in any hub of the artwork – his understanding of the world. The book usually plays the role of one of the parts, but the part, which has a particular value. A look of the book on the canvases may keep a huge layer of ambiguity: the book is a symbol of spiritual perfection; the book is a sign of erudition; the book is a textbook of life; the book is the major object in the destiny of a human – it tells about its fascination, spiritual world and activity.

The exposition opens the road to a particular world – the world of human feelings evoked by touching mystery pages and by the look at a reader, and through him at the character of epoch. The pictures, presented in the albums and reproductions, were written by masters of different times: from the Renaissance era until contemporary times. These are the works of Raphael, Durer, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other prominent painters of the 15th–18th centuries. The reproduction of O. Fragonara “A Reading Girl” picture, the character of which is full of unusual charm and has a thin lyrical trait, inner sufficiency and depth, will not leave the visitors untouched. In the 19th century, a book theme became one of the best for O. Renoir, E. Manet and other painters-impressionists, who had painted a scene with reading people having applied a particular warmth of a cheerful color range. The Russian painters O. Kiprenski, N. He, K. Korovin, I. Kramskoi, K. Somov and many others illustrate the book having passed a trait of unrepeated mood of characters who painted on their canvases.

The works of the Belarussian artists of the 19th – 20th century is demonstrated in the end part of the exposition who had captured a book in their works. The presented reproductions of works by I. Chrutskoi, Ya. Kruger, Ju. Pen, M. Filipovich, V. Sharangovich, V. Zholtak, R. Kudrevich and other masters have illustrated the same emotional mood, which is based on the passion for a book.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 53.

The article is created by the Special collections service department.


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