Exhibition of Valery Manaenkov ’Our Motherland’ automatic translate
с 16 по 26 Июня
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 103
June 16 at 16-00 in the Information and Education and Exhibition Center of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts will solemnly open a personal exhibition of Valery Manaenkov’s «Our Motherland».
The name of Valery Semenovich Manaenkov’s personal exhibition is simple, but significant and capacious: «Our Motherland». It is an exhibition-narration, an exhibition-reflection. Narration about Russia, its cities and towns, temples and monasteries. Thinking about her fate, about her past, present and future.
On the canvases and graphic sheets of Manaenkov - and the old Kaluga, and just returned to us the Crimea, and Pushkin with Natalia Nikolaevna, and the procession of the Immortal Regiment, and Tsiolkovsky, dreaming of flying into space, and ancient churches, long neighbors with the heavens. The artistic narrative covers the vast expanses of Russia, and entire centuries of Russian history.
And at the same time the eternal neighbors - with modernity, yesterday’s aspiring to tomorrow. Being is shattered by events. Representing buildings, trees, people, the artist seeks to reveal, show us the great spiritual principles of Russian life, the glow of infinite spirituality.
The paintings, landscapes, still lifes presented in the exposition are the result of great artistic work, intense, purposeful, long-term. Valery Manaenkov’s paintings began to appear at exhibitions in the very beginning of the 1970s. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, participant and student of the First Youth Zonal Exhibition in Orel (1976), All-Russian Art Exhibition «Revival» (Moscow, VDNH, 1992), an exhibition dedicated to the 625th anniversary of Kaluga (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 1996), All-Russian exhibition «Artists of Russia - the 850th anniversary of Moscow» (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 1997), the VIII regional exhibition of works of artists of the central regions of Russia (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 1997), the All-Russian art exhibition dedicated to the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ «to Your Name» (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 2000), All-Russian Art High (2003), the International Exhibition of Art, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 2005), the All-Russian Artistic Exhibition exhibition «Yuri Gagarin» (Ryazan, 2011), the International Art Exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first human flight into space (Gagarin, 2011), the interregional exhibition «Artists of the central regions of Russia» (Lipetsk, 2013), All-Russian exhibition dedicated to The 700th anniversary of the birth of Pre like Sergei Radonezhsky (Ryazan, 2014), the All-Russian exhibition dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the first manned space flight «Tsiolkovsky, Korolev, Gagarin» (Smolensk, 2016).
Valery Manaenkov was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Kaluga Region (2014), the Diploma of the Union of Artists of Russia (2015). He is the winner of the award of the Governor of the Kaluga Region «For Achievements in Culture and Art» in the nomination «Visual Arts» (2015).
The artist’s works are kept in the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, in the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, in the Kozelsky branch of the Kaluga Regional Museum of Local History, in the Museum-Estate of the Polotnyany Zavod.