tiistai 30. toukokuuta 2017

Belarusian and Polish Art


Fiodar Fogt. Carnival 1935.  From the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk
Sent by Tatiana in Homyel

Stanislav Zhukovsky. 1875-1955. In May 1916
Sent by Annie in Minsk

Stanislav Yulianovich Zhukovsky was a Polish- Russian artist born in Grodno. As a painter, Zhukovsky left a legacy from capturing Russian landscapes and pre-revolutionary sites and the interior of Russian estate houses. His social predisposition left him skeptical of the Bolshevik revolution, and in 1923 he left Soviet Union for his ancestral homeland Poland, then already an independent country.  After the German occupation of Poland, during the World War II he was arrested by the Nazis and held at the prisoner transit camp (Durchgangslager) at Pruszków where he eventually died in 1944.

 Vital Tsvirka, Belarus, 1913-1993, Morning in March, 1947
Sent by Tatiana in Minsk

Vitaly Tsvirko's art is special type of lyrical landscape — previously unknown in Belarusian art. The artist has created epic canvases which have become classical pieces of Belarusian painting.


J. Shretter. Portrait of two wives of Janusz Radziwiłł, Catherine and Mary Radzivill. 1646. From the collection of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk
Sent by Lyudmila in Postavy, Belarus

Vytynanky - Belarus paper cut art.
Sent by Oksana in Minsk

The handicraft of vytynanka is a Slavic version of the art form of papercutting, popular in Belarus, Poland and Ukraine.

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