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Gallery: artists-illustrators of the works of Kupala and Kolas

Gallery: artists-illustrators of the works of Kupala and Kolas

The best, highly artistic samples of book graphics in the history of art culture are known not less than outstanding literary works, painting, music, architecture and cinema.

As example, there are illustrations to the books of literary classics &ndash Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas made by masters of Belarusian book art – A. Kashkurevich, V. Sharangovich, G. Poplavsky, B. Zaborov, N. Seleshchuk, brothers M. and V. Basalyga. Editions illustrated by these talented artists are marked with awards of the republican, all-Union and international contests of book art.

Artistic design of the books by Y. Kupala and Y. Kolas written for children are extremely original and unique. These illustrations reflect the unique spirit of time when the editions were published. The editions with the illustrations of A.Volkov reflect the 1930s, V. Tikhonovich – the 1940s, N. Poplavskaya – the 1950s. The spirit of the present, in view of the increased aesthetic taste of children, is represented in the books illustrated by N. Gutiev, V. Savich, N. Seleshchuk and others.

As a whole the art of book illustration for the works of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas is represented in the given section by the names of over 50 Belarus artists.

Eduard Agunovich

Anatoly Aleksandrovich

Victor Aleksandrovich

Yuri Baranov

Valentin Barovko

Vladimir Basalyga

Michail Basalyga, a laureate of the Republican and All-Union contests “The Art of Book” (1982)

Mikhail Belsky

Marina Bekeeva

Mikhail Borzdyko

Aleksandr Demarin

Vitaly Dudarenko

Gennady Grak

Nikolay Gutiev

Pyotr Kalinin

Arlen Kashkurevich, a laureate of the Republican and All-Union contests “The Art of Book” (1967)

Gregory Klikushin

Victor Klimenko

Antonina Lapitskaya

Lev Lejtman

Pyotr Lysenko

Boris Malkin

Aleksei Marochkin

V.P. Masterov

Monos Monoszon

Georgy Poplavsky, a laureate of the Republican and All-Union contests “The Art of Book” (1968, 1979, 1983)

Nina Poslavskaya

Aleksandra Posledovich, Victor Sakhnenko

Sergei Romanov

Svetlana Ryzhikova

Vladimir Savich

Victor Savchenko

Mikhail Savitsky

Nicolay Seleshchuk

Vasily Sharangovih, a laureate of the Republican and All-Union contests “The Art of Book” ((1968, 1973, 1979)

Vladimir Sholk

Galina Shepelevich

V. Schultz

Valentin Tikhonovich

Vladimir Vishnesky

Anatoly Volkov

Sergei Volkov

Unknown artists

Boris Zaborov

Yuri Zajtsev

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