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November 12 - December 12, 2016

On November 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will host the grand opening of the Metamorphoses exhibition, dedicated to the memory of Heorhiy Skrypnichenka (1940–2015).

The exhibition displays over 50 easel paintings and graphic works of different periods from the collection of the artist’s family, private collections, the reserve collection of the National Art Museum. The exhibition is available for visits from November 12 to December 12, 2016.

Heorhiy Skrypnichenka entered the history of Belarusian art as a prominent surrealist. In the 1960–1970s he began to create images balancing between reality and unreality, combining fantastic and naturalistic worlds. His artistic manner speaks the language of allegory and paradox, built on metamorphoses, rich figurative depiction with elements of anamorphosis and montage.

The opening ceremony will include the presentation of the album “Heorhiy Skrypnichenka. Graphics” which includes about 200 graphic items, representing artist’s creative achievements for more than 40 years.

Heorhiy Skrypnichenka was born on November 12, 1939 in Nikolaev, Ukraine. He was a student of Josef Eidelman at Minsk Art College (1961–1966). The artist participated in exhibitions from 1965. From 1972 he was a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists. He lived in Slutsk in 1942–1961 and in Minsk from 1961 to his death.

The curator of the exhibition is a leading researcher of the department of modern Belarusian art Volha Arkhipava.