The National Library of Belarus hosted an evening in memory of the famous Belarusian ceramic artist, sculptor, painter Mikalaj Nestsiareuski on April 8.
Mr Andrej Basalyga, Deputy Chairperson of the Belarusian Union of Artists, graphic artist, Mr Fiodar Krasiuk, Director of the Dziatlava State Museum of History and Local Lore from 1985 to 2009 shared warm memories of the outstanding creator. Mr Siargej Nestsiareuski, the artist's son spoke about his father's life and career, as well as about Nestsiareuski's connection with the Dziatlava region, where he spent his youth.
As part of the event, the catalogue “Mikalaj Nestsiareuski. “I Still Have Lots to Do…”. Ceramics. Painting. Sculpture" was presented. It contained artworks, biography, thoughts and reflections of the artist, his diary of memoirs "My Path", personal photographs from his own archive and memories of relatives. The publication was prepared by the Dziatlava State Museum of History and Local Lore. Ms Volga Tsiushliajeva, Director of the institution donated the catalogue to the National Library of Belarus.
Ms Tatsiana Kuzminich, Deputy Director General if the National Library, expressed her gratitude for the catalogue and reassured that the edition will take a decent place not only in reading rooms of the Library, but also replenish the collections of other Belarus libraries.
Ms Alena Abramchyk, Senior Researcher at the Dziatlava Museum, read out her own poem dedicated to the artist.
In conclusion, the participants of the event got acquainted with the exhibition “Belarus. Personalities” dedicated to the Year of National Unity. The exhibition presents the magnificent artworks by Mikalaj Nestsiareuski – landscapes of the Belarusian environs in autumn and winter, vast expanses under the summer sun and spring coolness, as well as ceramic portraits of figures of Belarusian culture and history.
Mikalaj Nestsiareuski is a Belarusian artist known for bas-relief portraits of legendary personalities of Belarus, ceramist, sculptor, author of poignant, as if decorative, picturesque landscapes and classically executed still lifes. He made park sculpture, decorated the interiors of public buildings. Mikalaj Nestsiareuski is the author of decorative panels and sculptures that beautify the Jakub Kolas Square metro station in Minsk.
Nestsiareuski works are exhibited and stored in museums and private collections in Belarus and abroad. The artist's art and his multifaceted talent were marked with a number of awards, including the medal of the Belarusian Union of Artists "For Excellency in the Fine Arts".
Mikalaj Nestsiareuski passed away on March 25, 2021.
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