News with tag “Art”
- May 21, 2013
Kyiv, May 21, 2013. The Google Art Project presented its newest additions that include galleries of items on display at two Ukrainian museums - the Saint Sophia of Kyiv and Ivan Honchar Museum of folk art. Unique frescos of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv can now be viewed online. Traditional Ukrainian paintings, sculptures, jewelry and everyday items can be found in the virtual collection of the Invan Honchar museum.
- May 20, 2013
Kyiv, May 20, 2013. A 40-volume collection of Ukrainian folk tales, compiled by the late ethnographer and historian Mykola Zinchuk, was presented at the Kyiv International Book Exhibition. The author spent 35 years (1975-2010) gathering the folk tales for the collection, which Ukraine aims to suggest as a candidate for the UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.
- April 4, 2013
Kyiv, April 4, 2013. The new exhibition “Samurai: Art of War”- is finally afoot, exposing the Ukrainian audience to the ancient Japanese hero and warrior, the samurai. Items on display illustrate the distinguishing periods of weaponry, armor, crafts, works of art, prints, kimonos, household items, way of life, traditional ceremonies and poetic works of the Muromachi (1333-1573) and Edo (1603-1868) epochs.
- March 31, 2013
Lviv, March 31, 2013. Lviv Fashion Week offered five days of pure style and fashion in the heart of the nation’s cultural capital – the City of Lions. Fashion Week featured designers from Ukraine and numerous other European countries.
- March 27, 2013
Kyiv, March 27, 2013. 7th International exhibition Ukrainian Art Week opened its doors to the visitors. Hundreds of paintings from Ukrainian artists were displayed for the joy of visitors and for the judgment of the international jury. Ukrainian Art Week is a part of the international organization called Art Week, where Ukraine holds membership along with other 13 countries.
- March 26, 2013
Kyiv, March 26, 2013. The council of the Hungarian capital Budapest introduced a square named after outstanding Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko. The square boasts a monument of Taras Shevchenko, which was erected at the site in 2007. The monument portrays the thoughtful man sitting on a chair with a wreath and a book in his hands.
- March 20, 2013
Kyiv, March 20, 2013. For the second year in a row, Ukrainian Valerii Krushelnytskyi won the title of the European champion in Go, traditional Chinese board game similar to chess. Krushelnytskyi competed in the under 12 age group at the 18th European Youth Go Championship, held in Budapest, Hungary. Ukrainian Oleksandr Yeroshkin took the fourth spot in the Championship’s result table in U16 category.
- March 15, 2013
Kyiv, March 15, 2013. Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art recently welcomed international art project Fragmentation. The two prominent artists Carlos Garcia Laos and Victor Deisun – one from Spain and one from Ukraine – exhibited an amazing combination of modern art.
- March 7, 2013
Kyiv, March 7, 2013. Yarn bombing art officially made a milestone in Ukraine. A six-meter high hat, a minivan, a tree, a bicycle, a door handle and many other things completely covered in knitted yarn were installed in the main street of the Ukrainian capital - Khreshchatyk.
- February 28, 2013
Kyiv, February 18, 2013. Just recently, many people all over the world celebrated the holiday of love known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Ukraine was far from uninvolved in its celebration, and while accepting this new cultural mainstream, the country still has many love customs and traditions of its own.
- February 19, 2013
Kyiv, February 19, 2013. A set of two photographs Neo by Ukrainian duo Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva was sold at the February Phillips auction in London for GBP 39,650. The set features images of a kneeling woman presenting ancient jewelry – bracelets, a belt and a pectoral – in an exhibition setting. The works by three other Ukrainian artists presented at the auction were sold for a total of GBP 33,760.
- February 11, 2013
Kyiv, February 11, 2013. The travelling international exhibition World Press Photo’ 12 opened at the Museum of History of Kyiv. The exhibition showcases the most peculiar pictures taken by numerous photographers from all over the world.
- February 7, 2013
Kyiv, February 7, 2013. Ukraine will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, following the decision by the Steering Group of the contest, informs junioreurovision.tv. The National Television Company of Ukraine will organize the musical event in the capital of the Eastern European country – the city of Kyiv. In 2005 and 2009, Kyiv already hosted Eurovision – the 50th Eurovision Song Contest and the 7th Junior Eurovision, respectively.
- February 1, 2013
Following her landmark win of the Best Foreign Actress Award at the 2012 TV Drama Awards Made in China, Ukrainian actress Irina Kaptelova seems to have what it takes to become the next big thing. Sincere emotion, sweet smile and a beautiful face complete with acclaimed acting ability are sure to get to the hearts of many.
- January 29, 2013
Kyiv, January 29, 2013. The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul presented a logo of petrykivskyi painting style – an original folk style developed at the end of 19th – beginning of 20th century in eastern Ukraine. In December 2013, Ukraine will present the tole painting technique Petrykivskyi Rozpys to the UNESCO commission, as the country aims to have the technique added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
- January 16, 2013
Kyiv, January 16, 2013. Marjana Gaponenko won the 2013 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The writer from Ukraine received the high prize for her German-language novel Wer Ist Martha? (Who Is Martha?)(2012). The novel tells a story of a 96 year old ornithologist remembering his life and trying to rediscover his memories of a girl he met as a little boy.
- January 14, 2013
Kyiv, January 14, 2013. Ukrainian postage stamp Ukrainske Podvirya (Ukrainian Yard) took the Best Printing Award at the 11th Annual Poll in China. Ukrainian state postal service congratulated the author of the 2011 postage stamp artist Kost Lavro and the printing factory Ukraine with the victory.
- January 8, 2013
Kyiv, January 8, 2013. Ukrainian writer Mykhailo Prudnyk, 60, won the Aleko international competition for humorous short stories, informs Bulgarian news agency BTA. The Ukrainian artist received the high award for his short story Ne Davaite Nam Porady!(Don’t Give Us Advice!). Since the contest’s deadline in late November 2012, the jury of the contest evaluated a total of 98 stories by 78 authors. The participants of this year’s Aleko represented 20 countries, including Brazil, China, Croatia, Macedonia, and the U.S.
- December 9, 2012
Kyiv, December 9, 2012. The unique museum of dreams invited visitors to take a peek into the human subconscious state of mind, and to discover the secrets of the dream world mysteries. The Ukrainian Association of Psychoanalysis approved the exhibition, which was designed to educate attendees in the aspects of culture and various techniques of modern dream research.
- December 3, 2012
Kyiv, December 3, 2012. Anastasiya Petryk, 10, from Ukraine won the 10th Junior Eurovision Song Contest with her song Nebo (Ukrainian for sky). The Ukrainian-language ballad allowed Anastasiya to wow the international televoters and jury with her powerful performance and become the first among competition entries from 12 countries.
- December 3, 2012
Kyiv, December 01, 2012. The American Independent Film Festival celebrates the work of indie filmmakers. It is a unique platform for new talent and a tour-de-force of low-budget creativity and innovation. The Festival attracts an amazing array of filmmakers from across the United States and offers film industry professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine an extraordinary chance to glimpse the future of cinema.
- November 5, 2012
Kyiv, November 5, 2012. A new exhibition, The Book for All Times, came to Kyiv featuring a combination display ancient books and their art. The collection of 40 ancient and very rare books was donated from private collectors Igor Ponamarchuk, Oleksandr Prognimak, and Artur Umanskyy, as well as state collectors from Ukraine, whilst the art was a collection of replicas by the famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali and others The purpose of this exhibition is to examine and understand the development of book publishing throughout history.
- October 4, 2012
Lviv, October 3, 2012. The International Theater Festival “Golden Lion-2012” was a smashing success. The festival annually takes place from September 27th to October 6th, inviting citizens and guests to explore the wonders of the ancient city of Lviv. This year’s program presented a number of performances from theaters across the country, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Chernigiv. European cities such as Krakow, Jelena Gora, Vilnius, Brest, Dushanbe, Paris, Brussels, Prague, and Georgia were invited to take part as well. This year’s event even saw participation by theater schools all the way from New York, USA. This year’s festival was dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Les Kurbas, a famous Ukrainian theater director of the late 1900’s to early 1930’s.
- October 3, 2012
Lviv, October 3, 2012. Lviv Palace of Arts just finished hosting this year’s annual Puppet World festival. The event offered an exhibition of beautiful dolls, master classes, as well as an opportunity for the community members to see the unique culture of doll making as a profession and hobby.
- September 19, 2012
Kyiv, September 19, 2012. A ticket to the newly opened Horror House in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, will merely cost you five dollars but the adrenaline kick might outdo that of a good horror movie. And if you think that only kids get scared by ghosts, skeletons, vampires, and zombies, think again. The 15-minute excursion through the abandoned twenty-room mansion is accompanied by chilly wind wafts, book cases abruptly crashing down in complete silence, portraits on its walls coming alive… followed by zombie attacks.
- September 13, 2012
Kyiv, September 13, 2012. The producer of the three Star Wars prequels Rick McCallum will work on a film about the Second World War with Ukrainian director Serhiy Loznytsia. “It is common for the governments to underestimate popular culture,” commented Rick McCallum at the international film forum in Ukraine. He added that a successful film can bring about more money and tourists than all the collective efforts of such government.
- July 9, 2012
Kyiv, July 9, 2012. The 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival determined its winners, and Ukrainian black and white feature film House With a Turret by Eva Neymann won the competition section East of the West. “The film got most points, and we did not have to have a discussion as we do with other films. House With a Turret is very comprehensible,” said one of the jury members Natascha Drubek.
- June 27, 2012
Kyiv, June 27, 2012. For the ninth time in a row, the international ethnic festival Kraina Mriy took place on the picturesque embankment hills of the Dnipro river in Kyiv. The festival promoted Ukrainian history and culture through ethnic music and art performances.
- June 19, 2012
Kyiv, June 19, 2012. The National Museum of Ukraine hosts a series of weekly art festivals called The National Museum of People’s Daily Life and Architecture on the hills of the Pyrohiv village just outside of Kyiv. Each week, the museum celebrates a different style of Ukrainian crafts such as pottery, blacksmithing, looming, embroidery, knotting, etc.
- June 14, 2012
Kyiv, June 14, 2012. Zhanna Demidova produced the best bridal hairstyle at the European Cup Open, held in Saint Petersburg. The artist from southern Ukrainian port Odesa created a gravity-defying style for a blonde long haired model. The victory secured Demidova a spot at the World Hairdressing Cup in Milan to take place this October.