Exhibition of the portrait of Lesia Ukrainka

    On February 12, 2021, an opening of the themed exhibition “Painting by Merited Artist of Ukraine Feliks Polonskyi “A heavy, red cloud came…” to the 150th anniversary of Lesia Ukrainka took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum.
    The exposition of the exhibition was presented within the art project “One Painting Exhibition”, which presupposes the organization of themed exhibitions to the jubilee of the work of fine art or its author, as well as the corresponding dates and events.
    The current museum event is dedicated to the double jubilee – the 150th anniversary of a famous Ukrainian writer, translator, folklore specialist, cultural activist Lesia Ukrainka and the 80th anniversary of the talented Kropyvnytskyi artists, Merited Artist of Ukraine Feliks Polonskyi.
    The painting “A heavy, red cloud came…” was handed by the artist to the museum collection in autumn of 2014 during the presentation of the personal exhibition “Lyrical Motifs of Feliks Polonskyi” within the art project “Laureates of the Regional Award in Fine Art and Study of Art named after Oleksandr Osmerkin”. According to the painter, the background of the portrait image of Lesia Ukrainka became her photo of 1896 and the artistic reaction to her romantic work Légende des Siécles.
    The first visitors of the exhibition became the museum workers who contemplated the portrait of Lesia Ukrainka and looked through the photographs and numerous catalogues, booklets, newspaper publication about the author of the painting, Merited Artist of Ukraine Feliks Polonskyi. They also read through the collections of poems by Lesia Ukrainka “Thoughts and Dreams”.

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Poster of the exhibition Exposition of the exhibition

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Merited Artist of Ukraine
Feliks Polonskyi
Lesia Ukrainka
Photo 1986
Feliks Polonskyi
“A heavy, red cloud came…”

Oil on canvas
66x50 cm

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During the presentation of the exhibition