Exhibition by Ukrainian fine artist inaugurated at Chisinau-based museum
15:26 | 10.05.2023 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 10 May /MOLDPRES/ - An exhibition of works by an Ukrainian folk art painter, Maria Prymachenko, titled, Ukrainian universe of Maria Prymachenko in Chisinau, was inaugurated on the fence of the National Museum of History of Moldova today. The event was organized by the Polish Institute in Bucharest, the Embassy of Poland and the Embassy of Ukraine in Chisinau, in partnership with the host institution, in the context of the Ukrainian Culture Year in Moldova.
The History and Ethnography Museum from Ivankiv, Kiev region, burned during the Russian invasion on 27 February 2022. The museum’s collection contained 25 works belonging to Ukrainian fine artist Maria Prymachenko. Some of them were saved by the city’s residents, who took them out of the burning building.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, Ambassador of Ukraine to Moldova Marko Shevchenko said this was a novel exhibition, dedicated to painter Maria Prymachenko, who was born before the World War I in 1908, lived in her native village nearby the Ivankiv town and died in 1997. ‘’Her paintings represents the traditional cultural code of Ukraine, which one hundred percent reflects the Ukrainian character and is an etalon of the naïve art from Ukraine. The interesting element in this exhibition is that it has not only paintings preserved in Ukrainian museums, but also the ones lost on the period of the Russian occupation. I thank everybody who contributed to the organization of this exhibition: National Museum of History of Moldova, the Polish Institute in Bucharest and the Embassy of Poland, which allowed this vent to take place,’’ the Ukrainian diplomat said.
The fine artist received the Taras Shevchenko Prize for merits in the service of art of the USSR and UNESCO declared the 2009 year as the Year of Maria Prymachenko. A small planet received the name14624 Prymachenko in the memory of the Ukrainian fine artist. After visiting an exhibition of her paintings in Paris, Pablo Picasso is widely reported to have said: "I bow down before the artistic miracle of this brilliant Ukrainian."
The exhibition will be opened till 10 June.