On the occasion of the 165th anniversary of K.K. Kostandi and in commemoration of 95 years since his death, the project will last from October 2016 till October 2017. The project is open to all kinds of participants. For details please contact the organizing committee: (0482) 357-136.
Exhibition of works by instructors from the Odessa M.B. Grekov School of Fine Arts is the second exhibition under the framework of the Open Project. It includes paintings, graphic works, crafts and sculptures. The opening of the exhibition will take place November 24, 2016 at 16:00 in the Branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
The Odessa School of Fine Arts is among the oldest educational institutions in Odessa and the oldest school of arts in Ukraine. In May 1865 the Society of Fine Arts founded the Odessa School of Painting under the patronage of C.M. Vorontsov and Governor General P.E. Kotsebu (1862-1874). It was graduation from this school that allowed Kiriak Kostandi proceed further to the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Kostandi started his teaching and artistic career in 1885. As P. Nilus recollected, “The most remarkable character of K.K. [Kostandi] is his ability to let you feel the beauty. In doing that, he does not fall into a tiresome verbosity, but rather speaks in simple words”.
The majority of works represented at the exhibit are made by instructor of the Department of Painting. The graduates from this department include a brilliant constellation of outstanding artists in the history of arts in both Ukraine and the world. Odessa has a long-lasting tradition of academic and plain-air painting that serves as a foundation for modern artists. The instructors from the Odessa School of Fine Arts continue and develop this tradition. The exhibition also includes works of instructors from the departments of artistic decoration, design, and sculpture.
Boris Belov, Leonid Vandenko, Elena Glavenchuk, Alla Vorokhta, Valeriy Garya, Svetlana Egorova, Lidiya Lazartseva, Aleksandr Logvin, Boris Lukin, Nikolay Lukin, Natalia Maksimova (pseudonym), Natalia Martyniuk, Vladimir Polnobrodskiy, Irina Puteyko, Viktor Gomaniuk