Personal exhibition of sculpture miniatures
byVolodymyr Krutous To Me!

    A personal exhibition of sculpture miniatures by Volodymyr Krutous To me! presents a creative work of an amateur artist and is dedicated to his 50th anniversary.
    Krutous Volodymyr Vasyliovych was born on March 28, 1969 in Kirovohrad (now Kropyvnytskyi). Graduated from Kirovohrad Institute of Agricultural Engineering (Central Ukrainian National Technical University) in 1991, where he worked as a lecturer after graduation. Has a degree as an electrical engineer. Works as a journalist; for many years, has been working as a TV host of programs for children in Kirovohrad Regional Television and Radio Broadcasting Company; currently is the head of children cinema and television studio Ku-razh, operates a blog http://krutous.blogspot.com/; artist by vocation. Since 2010, he is a member of the Ukrainian Heraldry Society.
    About 30 years, has been engaged in sculpture miniature, war-historical theme, in particular; created more than one thousand works from wood and foam plastic, the majority of them are kept in the museum and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
    The miniature has different genres: Ukrainian (starting from early Slavs and ending with the members of the Ukrainian Peoples Republic), foreign (Poland, Turkey, France), religious , and local history. All the miniatures are created basing on historical materials and the masters researches. The war miniatures reproduce clothes, gear, and weapons that are characteristic for a certain epoch, and religious clothes of Orthodox Christian, Catholic, and Protestant clergy.
    The works are created in a single copy at a scale of 1:23. They are created in cutting technique and technique of the authors novations using the following materials: wood, foam plastic, tin-plate, thread, paints, paper, wire.
    A participant of many regional and national exhibitions of decorative art; presented his personal exhibitions in Regional Local History Museum and Regional Art Museum, Regional Scientific Library named after D.I.Chyzhevskyi in Kropyvnytskyi, in Svitlovodsk Local History Museum, and also in Kyiv Palace of Culture Ukraine.
    The exposition of the current personal exhibition consists of about 150 miniatures from the series Ukrainian Cossacks, Zaporozhian Host, Kharakternyky (Wise men in the Zaporozhian Sich), Ukrainian women, Guardian Angels, and Historical Portrait Gallery that were created in 2000-2019.An interesting addition to the exhibition is color photographs of VolodymyrKrutous of different years. The photographs show the artist at exhibitions of decorative art and when he worked on TV. Also, an installation The Artists Studio from the tools and other materials he used when creating the miniatures completes the exhibition.

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Poster of the exhibition

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Fragments of the exhibition exposition

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Series Historical Portrait Gallery, History of Ukraine
Foam plastic, cutting
Height 5-8 cm

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Series Ukrainian Cossacks, Zaporozhian Host
Foam plastic, cutting
Height 8-11 cm

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Series Ukrainian Women
Wood, cutting
Height 5 cm

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Series Cossacks, Kharakternyky
(Wise men in the Zaporozhian Sich)
Wood, cutting
Height 5 cm

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Series Guardian Angels
Wood, cutting
Height 5 cm