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"On the edge of reality": Rygor Miazhuew's exhibition opens in the library

"On the edge of reality": Rygor Miazhuew's exhibition opens in the library
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The exhibition "On the Edge of Reality" was opened on 21 March in the Labyrinth gallery (third floor) honoring the 65th anniversary of artist Rygor Miazhuew within The Year of Peace and Creation.

The author is a graduate of the Art and Graphic Faculty of the Vitebsk pedagogical institute (now the P.M. Masheraw Vitebsk state university). He works in landscape, still life and portrait painting and watercolors, and teaches drawing and composition at the gymnasium-college of arts in Molodechno. He has participated in many Belarusian art exhibitions of watercolors and combined exhibition projects since 1996.

The works presented in the exhibition introduce the viewer to abstract compositions, Belarusian landscapes and classical still lifes. Rygor is inspired by Belarusian village life and traditions, former folk parks and old castles, self-made landscapes and natural phenomena. Experiment and classic are two different roles in which the author works throughout his life.

Touching, warm Belarusian landscapes, chamber and romantic still lifes are executed with impeccable skill and reverence for Belarusian history and traditions. The artist reflects on the heavens and earth, time and questions of being, he is fascinated by the beauty of his native places, memories of his roots. The past appears as if frozen in time, with a touch of nostalgia, meaningfulness of today. Rural domestic life and its lovingly detailed tiny details resemble vintage photographs. Among the favorite plots are the corners of the Molodechno region, especially those associated with Yanka Kupala (landscapes "Viazynka", "Yakhimovshchina") and Maksim Bagdanovich ("Rakutevshchina").

Aksana Knizhnikava, director general of the National library of Belarus, officially launched the exhibition. She greeted the guests and wished the author well in his writing.

Natallia Sharangovich, a critic of art and the first deputy head of the Belarusian Union of Artists, gave her thoughts. Sviatlana Tsar, the Maladechna state gymnasium college of arts' deputy director for academic affairs, Mikalaj Awchynnikaw, the head of the college's art department and a member of the Belarusian union of artists, and Vasil Kastiuchenka, a distinguished Belarussian artist, all congratulated the author on the opening of the exhibition.

Visitors are invited to unwind their spirits on the waves of the author's interpretation and imagination, savour the exquisite watercolour artwork of the Vitebsk watercolour school, and transcend reality to experience the harmonious world of the arts.

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.

The exhibition is running until May 1, 2023.
The end date of the exhibition can be changed.

For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.

The article is provided by the Public relations department.


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