In Zaporozhye, an exhibition “the Picturesque Afon in the Ukrainian paints”


Exhibition “Picturesque Afon in the Ukrainian paints”

A collection of pictures of “Picturesque Afon” is the first in Ukraine collection of paintings with views of all the monasteries of the Holy Mountain.

The author of the paintings of honored artist of Ukraine Vasily Kraseha. Of particular interest in this exposition is for Orthodox believers, the press service of Zaporozhye diocese.

At the exhibition, all students presented 48 paintings, completed in 2017-2018 oil on cardboard or canvas.

According to the author, all of them were created with ease, as “to the artist there is endless field for work.”

Each of the Athonite monasteries the artist was for several days – produced sketches that were developed in Kiev.

Work of an exposition will last till October 13.

Vasily Kraseha born in the village khryas’k Volyn’. He studied at the Kiev art Institute, painting Department. Lives in Ivano-Frankivsk and Kiev. He participated in numerous art exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, this year was a member of the III all-Ukrainian art plein air “Zaporozhye landscape.” The work of Basil Kraehe stored in funds of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine, museums and private collections around the world (Germany, Poland, Russia, USA, Japan).

The main project of the artist in 2017 was a trip to mount Athos, where he wrote all twenty monasteries of the Holy Mountain, the types of temples and a number of portrait-themed songs. This was made possible thanks to the help of the Charity Fund “the Orthodox heritage of Ukraine at the Holy Mount Athos”.

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