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In the Don Country

31.05.2011

In the Excursion-Exhibition Centre “The People’s House”, on May, 27, a new exhibition “In the Don Country” was opened. It shows the works of an artist Vladimir Begma.

Greeting the guests the director of the State M.A. Sholokhov Museum Reserve Alexander Mikhailovich Sholokhov confessed, that he is fond of the art of this artist and was sincerely glad, that the residents and guests of Vyoshenskaya would see his pictures.

The art of V.I. Begma was highly praised by Irina Pavlovna Gurzhiyeva, an art critic, an expert on cultural site preservation of the Rostov Region Ministry of Culture. She awarded the artist a memorial medal “The 150th Anniversary of A.P. Chekhov” for his contribution in the studies and spreading the art heritage of the writer.

The author of the exhibited works of art, Vladimir Ivanovich Begma, the Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, the Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia, he is well-known in the Don region and in Russia, as a drawer and painter, a gifted animalist possessing a great teaching experience. He lives and works in Rostov-on-Don.

The exhibition displays more than 50 works of art revealing a versatile talent of the artist. Especially Begma contributed to development of authorial lithography and to animalist art. “Drawing animals is one of the sides of a real artist’s mastery, which I had been trying to comprehend for all my life”, - Vladimir Ivanovich says. In his works he depicts animals in his native landscape environment, among the vegetation typical for their habitat.

It is significant, that the exhibition was opened on the days of the All-Russian literary-folklore holiday “Sholokhov Spring”, as the theme of Sholokhov is long-lived in the work of the artist.

“During the long years of my biography I turn again and again to illustrating the novel “And Quiet Flows the Don” by M.A. Sholokhov. While sketching the illustrations I could not but touch the theme of nature, an image of the Don country, its animal world, which are like precious stones interpersed in a living tissue of the great novel” – the artist said opening the exhibition.

The art of Vladimir Begma contributes with new strokes and tones in revealing the great inexhaustible Sholokhov theme.

We invite the visitors for the exhibition which will last till September, 5, 2011.

Elena Tolstopyatenko