Our life is so multifaceted and diverse that it is simply impossible to cover all aspects. However, there is such a wonderful part of it, without which it is difficult to imagine a modern person. It is the oldest and perhaps the most interesting of all aspects of life. These are myths, very diverse and unusual. Today, there are so many variations and types of them that it seems simply impossible to cover them all. However, I tried to do this on the example of the work of Vitebsk artists in 1995-2010.
Myths and works of Oleg Zakharevich
Myths. Myths occupy a large part in the life of every person. And it really is. Although someone will say that legends and myths in the modern conditions of an urban, scientific and information-rich society are a relic of the past. But when you look more attentively and deeper into the very essence of every detail of our life, the existence of myths will become quite obvious. After all, they live inextricably linked with each of us.
Creativity of Father Michael
Father Michael (Mikhail Yermashkevich) serves in the Church of St. Barbara in Vitebsk. He graduated from the graphic arts department of the Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov. But this person does not just serve in the church, but restores and renovates the old building, creating new paintings and icons that fit so well into the general interior of the church.
Myths in the painting of Nikolai Dundin
Once in India, I touched a warm stone statue bathed in the sun. In front of me stood a stone goddess who was many centuries old. And I thought: “Lord, if you created us in your image and likeness, then what should be the originals there, in heaven!”.
The image of death in art
The image of death is very ambiguous not only in the visual arts, but also in literature and philosophy. There are many interpretations of it. Different directions and currents in philosophy interpret death differently. Art constantly refers to this theme. We can talk about the connection between philosophy and art. This connection allows you to delve deeper into the essence of their relationship. Even in medieval poetry, wandering storytellers in their works often turned to the theme of death, as if trying to answer the philosophical question: “Why are you all equal before you?” Indeed, death equalizes everyone: rich and poor, kings and beggars.
In Vitebsk, from March 1 to 25, 2013, my third personal exhibition took place. The general tone and theme of this event sounded like “Dialog”. It was within the framework of this familiar word that the exposition was carried out.