National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus



"Sun Peak" exhibition

January 25, 2018, the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus opens a personal exhibition of paintings by Anna Kononova "Sun Peak." The exposition includes more than 60 works in the technique of oil painting. The grand opening will be held on February 6. The exhibition will be open until 25 February.

Anna Vladimirovna Kononova was born in Mogilev (1986). In 2005 she graduated from the Republican Art Complex "Gymnasium College of Arts. I.O. Akhremchik". In 2011 – the establishment of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, the Faculty of Art, the direction "Painting easel" (diploma with honors); 2012 – magistracy BGAI, direction "Art History". In the Academy she studied with famous artists and teachers M.Danzig, V.Tovstik, N.Kireev. In 2011, enlisted in the members of the NGO "Belarusian Union of Artists". Since 2012 she taught at the Department of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture of the Educational Establishment "Belarusian State Academy of Arts", since 2018 – Associate Professor of Painting Department of the Belarusian State Institute of Architecture. Since 06.09.2017 – the Dean of the Faculty of Art of the Belarusian State Institute of Architecture. In 2015 she graduated from the state research institution "Center for Studies of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus". He is a laureate of the scholarship of the President of the Republic of Belarus to graduate students for 2015. In 2016 A. Kononova defended the thesis on "The Functions of Light in the Easel Painting of Belarus in the 20th and the Beginning of the 21st Century" and awarded the degree of Candidate of Arts. Fellowship (2004), Laureate (2009) and Diplomant (2010) of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the Support of Talented Youth. Member of the International Creative Association "Slikarski uranak" (Serbia, 2008). The works are in the collections of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, the Mogilev Regional Art Museum named after P.V. Maslenikova, cultural institutions "The Museum of Mogilev History", the gallery "Stopka" (Lomza, Poland), the gallery of the association "Slikarski uranak" (Budva, Montenegro), private collections of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Montenegro, Serbia, France, Germany, Spain, Vietnam.

Anna Kononova is a flamenco dancer. She studied with such stars as La Truco, Natalia Merigno, Pedro Cordoba, Marina Claudio, Yolanda Heredia, Pepa Molina, Ursula Moreno, Carmen La Talegona, Chiki de Jerez and others. In 2014, Anna became the owner of the Silver Prize of the Flamenco Institute La Truco at the VI International Flamenco Course in Madrid.

The exposition of the exhibition "Sun Peak" represents a multi–genre concept of works of different periods and a variety of tasks of the author's creative development: years of study at the Academy, open–air painting of the Belarusian, Montenegrin, Polish, Caucasian cycles.

The theme of the exhibition was the work of the same name, created in the North Caucasus in May 2017, during the artistic trip of the artist from the Academy of Arts – participation in the 5th International Open Festival of Open–air Painting "Grechishkinskaya Spring 2017", dedicated to the Honored Artist of the RSFSR P.Grechishkin. The spring nature of the Stavropol Territory at this time offered painters a palette of subtle relationships of silver coloring: permanent rain and white fog, hiding from the eyes the silhouettes of peaks. The sudden appearance of the sun over the mountain landscape gave rise to creative insight. To see the sunlit peak against the sky was a miracle. And suddenly she seemed ...

Write the sun – this goal at the beginning of the creative path was formed subconsciously, was the attraction of the artist's soul. Subsequently – subjective emotion and numerous observations of light in real life resulted in a purposeful work with the theme of light at the level of the main creative task. Therefore, it is not accidental, the idea of the personal project of the exhibition "Walking by the Sun" was born, which was exhibited in the halls of the gallery "Academy" of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in May 2013. The theme of walking through the sun presented itself as a complex collective concept that unites the miracle of the world in the everyday environment of man and the meaning of spiritual light, referring to the evangelical miracle of walking through the waters: "when the physical light illuminated the earth, it turned into a" white road ": and it became on earth as in the sky "(A. Kononov, from the author's words in the annotation to the exhibition). Disclosure of the theme of traveling around the world and walking on the sun was planned in a series of projects in which the artist's purposeful work with light acts as an intentional concept–teleology.

"Sun Peak" is the second project of the series. The image of the solar peak can be interpreted as the direction of creative search, as the ontological meaning of the goal of each person, each artist. The presence of light in real life for Anna Kononova is a tacit self–sufficient multifaceted recitation of the Spirit – both explicit and hidden in everyday life and everyday life.

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