Belarusians were shown Lukashenka of the Renaissance
Belarusians were shown Lukashenka of the Renaissance
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Belarusians were shown Lukashenka of the Renaissance

An exhibition of works by Nikas Safronov has opened in the Belarusian border town of Brest. Among other works of the artist, visitors to the exhibition can see a portrait of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

The artist depicted the President of the Republic of Belarus in a costume of the times of Francysk Skaryna (a Belarusian philosopher, writer and first printer who lived in the late 15th century - the first half of the 16th century). BelTA informs that this portrait of the president is a work from Safronov's series "River of Time", in which the creator's contemporaries are portrayed as various historical characters.

“Alexander Grigorievich is a historical person for me. I have long dreamed of writing it in the classical style, as they say - live. Of course, I understand his busyness. But the statesman does not belong to himself, and therefore must pose for artists, "Safronov said. According to him, the presented portrait is a sketch, the eve of the work that is planned to be created.

In Brest, the exhibition will run until June 14. After that, as reported by "KP", the paintings will be shown in Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk and Minsk.

Meanwhile, "Charter'97" in connection with the fact that Lukashenko is depicted in the portrait in Skaryna's costume, reminds that in one of his speeches of the outstanding Belarusian educator, the president named St. Petersburg.

“Skaryna was not only a Belarusian, he lived in St. Petersburg. And he worked there,”the president said. He was not embarrassed that Skaryna died in 1551, about 150 years before the time when St. Petersburg was founded.

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