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The exhibition of paintings ‘The Space Pilgrim’ by Aleksander Kishchenko (1933–1997)

On September 6, 2019 at 5.00 p.m., the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will host the grand opening of the exhibition of paintings ‘The Space Pilgrim’ by the national artist of Belarus Aleksander Kishchenko (1933–1997).

Aleksander Kishchenko is a European-level intellectual artist. His works are widely known not only in our country, but also far beyond its borders. He made a real breakthrough in the sphere of the contemporary fine culture. He realized unschooled talent and truly space thinking in Belarus, in his second homeland, where he lived most of his life. The artist not only played lead role in the formation of the school of monumental art in Belarus, but was also one of the founders of the school of Belarusian contemporary tapestry. His famous ‘Tapestry of the Century’, which looks like monumental philosophical epos was noted in the Guinness Book of Records in 1999.

Aleksander Kishchenko was also an easel painter, who mastered the methods of drawing, composition, coloristics. The ‘Space Pilgrim’ exhibition presents exactly this artist’s skill.

The exposition presents the genre and thematic easel artworks by Aleksander Kishchenko for the last twenty years of the master’s life from the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus and his family, as well as private collections. These are multifigured compositions, portraits, still life paintings in which social issues are touched upon, themes of coexistence of the ideal Man and the Universe are revealed, biblical and mythological motifs are rethought, etc...

The exhibition runs until October 20, 2019.