To the 90th anniversary of the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Republic of Karelia and Honorary Citizen of the Republic of Karelia.
Dates: August 23rd – September 22nd, 2019
Opening: August 23rd at 17:00
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia, Karl Marx Ave., 8
On August 23rd at 17.00 in the halls of the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia is the opening of the exhibition “Myud Mechev – The Connection of Times”, dedicated to the 90th birthday of the famous Russian and Karelian artist – graphic artist, illustrator, landscape painter, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Karelia and honorary citizen of the Republic of Karelia.
Myud Mechev made a significant contribution to the replenishment of the funds of the Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia. He was the organizer of the long-term creative contest of children’s drawings called “What a charm these tales!” and just a great friend of the Museum. For the first time, we will open the personal exhibition of Myud Marievich Mechev without the artist, who passed away on September 27th, 2018.
The exhibition will feature selected works of book and easel graphics from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia, illustrated by the artist and published in different years in Petrozavodsk. A special place at the exhibition will be occupied by the open-air works of the artist, as well as 14 color prints from the book “The Tale of Bygone Years” donated to the Museum by the widow of the artist Olga Khlopina. Films about the artist and a virtual gallery of works of recent years will be shown in the exposition space.
The life and work of Myud Mechev were closely associated with Karelia, which became the true creative homeland for the epic “Kalevala” and the artist for 65 years inspired by the unique nature, history and culture.
Myud Marievich Mechev has already entered the history of modern culture, as the creator of high examples of book graphics. The artist devoted decades of selfless work to each of the following Karelian-Finnish epics “Kalevala”, “The Tale of Bygone Years” and the main work of life “The Gospel”. It is no coincidence that the themes of these works became the basis of the personal exhibition of the master.
The works of Myud Mechev are in the private Russian and foreign collections and museums. For his merits in studying and illustrating “Kalevala”, Myud Mechev was awarded with a large silver medal of Elias Lennrot from the Finnish Government. For humanism and achievements in art, Pope John Paul II awarded M. Mechev a silver medal of the Pontificate.
The curator of the exhibition is Julia Kiseleva. Tel.(8142) 56-52-24