A collection of Ukrainian-oriented fine arts paintings gathered in Al-Fonoun Hall in Abdallah Al-Salem Area on Monday night in a fair organized by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in cooperation with the Ukrainian Embassy in Kuwait. This fair, which will be held till September 18, is presenting modern Ukrainian fine arts of seven Ukrainian artists from various artistic generations, with a total of 51 paintings which reflected aspects of development in this field of art.
NCCAL's Secretary General Ali Al-Yoha said in a speech on the opening of the event that this fair comes as part of NCAAL's annual activities that are held in cooperation with Arab and international embassies in Kuwait in order to showcase various and continuous cultural events. Organizing such cultural evenings contribute to the rapprochement between people from various cultures and benefiting from foreign cultures besides becoming acquainted with international artists and taking advantage of their expertise.
The participating Ukrainian artists presented distinguished pieces of art including abstract art reflecting the beauty of nature, and other paintings depicting real events of the sufferings of the Ukrainian people following the Chernobyl disaster, along with other collection showing the Arab nature and Arab horses.
The Chernobyl disaster (also referred to as Chernobyl or the Chernobyl accident) was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the then western USSR and Europe.
This fair is part of the cooperation between NCAAL and the Ukrainian Embassy, where a show of the Ukrainian folklore was showcased, NCCAL's Assistant Secretary General Mohammad Al-Asousi added in remarks to the media.
This event is a great opportunity to gather the Kuwaiti and Ukrainian artists to discuss the nature of Ukrainian fine arts and its new schools, he added.
the Ukrainian Ambassador to Kuwait Vladimir Tolqatch expressed is happiness of the fair's success which depicted an era of the history, culture and nature of Ukraine to the Kuwaiti people.
This fair is considered as a quantum leap in the field of cultural cooperation between both nations, the diplomat affirmed.
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