The Vernissage Gallery, part of the Sevastopol Center for Culture and Arts, has launched an exhibition of Anatolii Sukhorukykh, one of the best known Crimean painters and People’s Artist of Ukraine. The exhibition presents 100 canvases, including sketches, studies, and full-scale paintings, created by the artist over his 60-year-long career. The oldest of the exhibits is dated 1952, while the newest one was painted in 2013. His paintings have found a place in museums and private collections of Ukraine, Russia, and other countries.
Many of Sukhorukykh’s paintings picture Sevastopol as a sunny and bright city, boasting an unusual aura and a deep historical memory. There are landscapes and still lifes on display, too. A rose against a background of black cypress, and another with the sea in the background... Flowers of the Crimean fall, girl’s face, a new moon in the sky, cows slowly going along a field. Look here, and see a picture of childhood: under the scorching-hot sky, a girl stands against a background of rye ears bending down. Other paintings show us a road to the sea, a street in Balaklava’s historic district, and Kostiantynivsky ravelin. The master’s paintings will be available for viewing until September 22.