• Myth. Interpretation

    Mark Nikitin is young, and I would even say a adolescent Arkhangelsk artist, although he is only a couple of years younger than me.  This Sunday at the library named after N.A. Dobrolyubov, he presented his second exhibition, but it was the first professional one. The first was held at the NArFU Intellectual Center from October 2018 to February 2019 – his pastel student drawings with landscapes of Kenozero Park were exhibited there. Today we can see in Dobrolyubovka the artist’s graphic works devoted to ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as the mythology of Mesopotamia, Lydia, Goths and Huns.
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  • Mezen Painting on Wood

    Today there is a high interest in arts and crafts in general, but in particular — to folk paintings. In Russia, different types of folf painting exist: on wood, lacquer, metal, enamel, glass and ceramics, and there is a variety of traditional and modern techniques.

    Painting on wood is considered as the most national and original form of Russian folk art. Russia is rich in forests, so wood was used in many ways: from the manufacture of household products and artistic processing to the construction of houses. This is especially true of the Russian North, the Upper and Middle Volga, the Urals and Siberia.

    The Russian North is considered to be a real treasure trove of Russian folk culture, and some researchers even consider it a single cultural monument. One of the easily recognizable paintings of the Russian North — Mezen painting.

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