The Universe of Jazep Drazdovich
This exhibition features the major collections from the Belarusian museums, and is also dedicated to Arsenij Lis (1934-2018), one of the first researchers of the art of Jazep Drazdovich, author of the book about the artist entitled “The Eternal Wanderer” (1984).
Personality of Jazep Drazdovich (1888-1954) holds a special place in the history of the Belarusian culture. In the 1910s and 1930s, he lived at the epicenter of cultural events and participated in the most important processes that were crucial for the national Renaissance. Everything he did was saturated with the fragrance of cosmic, universal scope, which is not typical for the Belarusian culture. It is from here that the phenomenality of Drazdovich's art stems.
There is a lot and very little biographical information about Drazdovich at the same time, as everyone writing about Drazdovich is forced to rely primarily on his own memories and testimonies – his diaries, letters and autobiographical essays... Мore info...