«Return to Home Harbor» Thematic exhibition dedicated to the Russian spring opened in Sevastopol
In the exhibition hall of the Russian State Art Gallery in Sevastopol, the exhibition «Return to the Native Harbor» was opened, timed to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation.
The core of the exposition is a monumental work of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, a graduate of the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov Alexander Voronkov. The exhibition organically combines a large-scale painting (3.5 x 7.5 m) and the author’s sketches for the work, many of which are independent works.
The exposition also features documentary photographs by Sevastopol photographers Alexander Lyasota and Yulia Blotskaya, reflecting the bright moments of the fateful events of February-March 2014.
This is a real gift to the Crimea and Sevastopol. More than two centuries are embodied in this work. The greatest figures of our history, whose fates are intertwined with our beloved Crimea. And, of course, our President, depicted on the Grafskaya Pier, personifies the accomplished global, long-awaited historical event — the return to his native harbor. In recent history, a work of art has been created that for many years to come will carry the truth about Crimea’s belonging, its self-identity and its inseparability from Great Russia,” commented Nikolay Volkov, Chairman of the Committee of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea on Culture and Cultural Heritage Protection, who took part in the opening of the exposition.
This event brought together the participants of the Russian Spring, representatives of the museum and creative community. The painting, sketches and photographs are related stories of the fateful events of 2014. You look at the exhibition and as if you are reliving those days again, once again you thank the people of Sevastopol for their love for the Motherland, their civic position, their common impulse and desire to restore historical justice. All this would have been impossible without the support of our President and leaders who were not afraid to take responsibility and lead the inhabitants of the Hero City— Tatyana Shcherbakova, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, shared her opinion.
Photo: press services of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea, Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, Yulia Blotskaya.
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