“Faithful to Belarus”. Exhibition of graphic works by Jaugen Kulik (31.10.1937–12.01.2002)
30.10 - 02.12.2018

On October 30, 2018 at 17:00 exhibition of graphics by the famous Belarusian artist and public figure Jaugen Kulik, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of his birth, will open at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

The exhibition features works created by the artist during 1956 – 2001 in various graphic techniques – pencil and ink drawings, pastel drawings, watercolors and linocuts. The range of themes and subjects of the exhibition is impressive: it includes the heartfelt landscape sketches of churches, mounds and mills, and restoration drawings of Belarusian castles, images of Belarusian princes and warriors – Usiaslaw the Sorcerer, Davyd Garadzenski, the 1863 rebels, the enlighteners – Saint Euphrosyne of Polack, Kiryll of Turaŭ. Book graphics is represented by illustrations for the “Tale of Igor’s Campaign” and the poem by Mikola Gusowski “The Song about Bison”. All the works are imbued with a common core idea of sincere and dedicated service to the Belarusian revival, which was the artist's creative credo.

Heritage of Jaugen Kulik occupies an honorable place among the achievements of the Belarusian art of the second half of the twentieth century. His great contribution to the awakening and preservation of historical memory in the future generations is undeniable. Thanks to the careful work of Jaugen Kulik and the efforts of his like-minded companions, in the 80s and 90s of the last century, numerous events and exhibitions took place to honor and bring back from non-existence the names of famous Belarusian cultural figures, fighters and enlighteners, artists and poets – Mikola Gusowski, Alaiza Pashkevich (Tsiotka), Kastus Kalinouski, Piotr Sergievich, Jazep Drazdovich and others. Jaugen Kulik dedicated to these people a great number of his graphic works, presented at this exhibition.

A number of the artist’s works will be exhibited for the first time. The exhibition, which will be open until December 2, 2018, is a tribute to the the master’s  memory, honoring his contribution to the development of national art of the twentieth century. It will be interesting to those who care about Belarusian history and culture.

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