The exposition of the exhibition “The Museum Easter Exhibition”
dedicated to the Easter consists of paintings, graphic and decorative works from the
museum collection “Modern Ukrainian Visual Arts”. The authors of the works are
talented Ukrainian artists – People’s Artists of Ukraine Mykhailo Nadezhdin and
Anatolii Horbenko; Merited Artists of Ukraine Borys Vintenko, Serhii Shapovalov, Anatolii
Yaniev, Anatolii Kravchenko, and Andrii Nadezhdin; Merited Worker of Culture of Ukraine
Vasyl Khvorost and the members of the National Unions of Artists and Masters of Folk Art
of Ukraine Oleksandr Lohvyniuk, Yurii Vintenko, Volodymyr Plitin, Yurii Honcharenko, Olha
Punhina, Anatolii Navrotskyi, Andrii Kadyhrob, Olha Kolomiets, Larysa Harbuzenko, Andrii
Lipatov; painters Stepan Nikolenko and Larysa Yakovlieva; architects Iryna Kukharenko, and
also Volodymyr Fedorov, one of the older members of the Union of Artists of Kirovohrad
region, and IosypVaisblat, who was a student of Oleksandr Osmerkin’s workshops and who
had a tragic fate to get to Stalin's labor camp.The majority of the artists are laureates
of Regional Award in Fine Arts and Study of Art named after Oleksandr Osmerkin and
Regional Award in Architecture, Heraldry, Vexillilogy, and Decorative and Applied Art
named after Yakiv Pauchenko.
The Easter is the oldest Christian fest of the Resurrection of Christ.
In Ukraine, it is closely related to the folk traditions that are based on the beginning
of spring, revival of earth and nature, renewal of active life after cold snowy winter.
That is why works shown at the exhibition are dedicated to these symbols – spring
landscapes of our steppe land, tender floral still lifes, and numerous images of
cathedrals, monasteries, and small churches, that take us up to the sky with their
sparkling domes, encouraging good intensions.