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Exhibition Dedicated to 200 Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko

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Exhibition Dedicated to 200 Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko

On March 11 at 5pm National Library of Udmurt Republic is staging the exhibition "Ukraine’s Poet: to 200 Anniversary of T. G. Shevchenko" at Kamskiy Institute of the Humanities and Engineering Technologies (V. Sivkova St., 12 a, room 224).

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814–1861) – a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts, best known for the collection of poetry "Kobzar", poems "Catherine",  "Haidamaky", "The Dream", "Naymichka" etc. considered classics of Ukrainian literature and bedrocks of a Ukrainian literary language. Full of love to Ukraine and sympathy to the unhappy lot of its people, imbued with the protest against its social and national oppression, Shevchenko’s poetry is close to folk tradition and highly lyrical. The Great Kobzar is a symbolic figure not only for Ukrainian culture, but for Russian as well, since many of Shevchenko’s works were written in Russian.


Shevchenko’s paintings ("Catherine", 1842; series "The Parable of the Prodigal Son", 1856-57; watercolor landscapes, psychological portraits, etchings — series "Picturesque Ukraine", 1844) laid the basis of a realistic strain in Ukrainian visual arts.


The first section of the exhibition — "'He Experienced Everything'… T. G. Shevchenko’s Life" — reveals biographical literature about the great Ukrainian poet and artist: from classical academic works by N. F. Belchikova, G. D. Vladimirskiy and A. N. Savinov to latest publications (by P. Zhur, L. N. Bolshakov and some others).


The second section — "T. G. Shevchenko’s Creative Heritage" — comprises Taras Shevchenko’s literary oeuvre and reproductions of paintworks. Among items on display are illustrated editions of poems "Catherine" and "Naymichka", the book of one poem "'Testament' in Languages of the World", collection of Shevchenko’s poems in the Udmurt language, little-known prose works — autobiographical narrative "Artist" and some other writings; postcard set published to 100 years of the artist death etc.


The third section of the exhibition — "'The glory about you will not die, will not be forgotten!' T.G. Shevchenko in the World Culture" — represents literary, historical and cultural exploration of Taras Shevchenko’s heritage (articles by famous researcher Y. Y. Barabash, works by A. E. Anikin, Y. D. Margolis and others); fiction depicting life of the great poet of Ukraine: poems and stories by Russian, Ukrainian and Udmurt authors written in commemoration of Taras Shevchenko.


The event will be participated by the representatives of the Ministry of National Policy, Ministry of Culture, Press and Information of Udmurt Republic; national and cultural unions of the Republic, House of Peoples’ Friendship, Udmurt State University, Kamskiy Institute of the Humanities and Engineering Technologies, International East-European University, librarians.


All are welcome to attend.