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"Charmed by Motherland. Kastus Kačan. Painting"

The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will hold the exhibition of paintings by Kastus Kačan ‘Charmed by Motherland’ at 5 o’clock p.m. on January 28, 2020. The exhibition will feature about 60 paintings by the painter. Theexhibition is held on the occasion of the nomination of Kastus Kačan for the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the field of literature, art and architecture.

Kastus Kačan known as a ‘singer of Belarusian towns’ is popular among lovers of painting. The beauty and poetry of Belarusian nature, the charm of small towns with a thousand-year history, the flavor of a village liver’s life are the basic motives of his pieces. The author is famous for lyrical landscapes with views of nature, images of architectural monuments, churches and monasteries of Belarus. His style is characterized with the painting texture plasticity, the meaningfulness, the composition harmony, perfect images and the coloristic wholeness. 

The exhibition presents the pieces made by the master when travelling around Belarus, especially in its western regions. The landscapes of Navahrudak region that is the author’s small motherland are something special in the art of Kastus Kačan. Navahrudak region is a historical land with a rich cultural heritage, which is especially dear and precious to the artist. He loves the nature of these places, as no one understands their originality and constantly working on nature was able to embody it on picturesque canvases.

Kastus Kačan’s landscapes are featured with the feeling of warmth and comfort, the unhurried flow of life, the wise gravity and durability of folk life. The images of a quiet, tranquil flow of provincial life against the background of ancient architectural monuments create a kind of composition of the past and the modem. A temporal structure of the paintings is based on the organic interweaving of the past and the present, when it is sometimes even difficult to separate yesterday from today.

Kanstantsin Kačan was born in Laŭryshava village of Navahrudak district, Hrodna region on March 4, 1950. He studied at the Physics Department of the Belarusian State University in 1970–1975. He was an irregular student at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. The artist has been participating in national and foreign art exhibitions since 1980. He became a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists in 1987.

Kastus Kačan’s works are in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, the National Center for Contemporary Arts, the Art Fund of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the funds of the Belarusian Union of Artists, as well as in private collections in many countries of the world. The art gallery named after the artist was opened in Navahrudak in 2014.

The exhibition will work from January 28, 2020 to March 15, 2020.