Shevchenko gallery launched in China: Taras Shevchenko art gallery opened in Beijing

13:38 Sep. 25, 2016

Taras Shevchenko art gallery opened in Beijing

Taras Shevchenko art gallery opening ceremony (Photo: Ukraine's Embassy to China)

The exhibition has gathered works of famous Chinese artists and Shevchenko's original engravings from the Kyiv museum

An art gallery dedicated to the famous Ukrainian writer, Taras Shevchenko, was opened in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on September 23.

The exhibition, which is being showcased there, is called "Immortal glory. Respects to Taras Shevchenko", according to Ukraine's Embassy to China press-service.

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The display has collected Shevchenko-related works by famous Chinese artists and more than 100 original engravings from Taras Shevchenko National Museum of Kyiv.

Part of the demonstrated showpieces is a Chinese calligraphy inspired by the Ukrainian writer's poems, illustrations to Kobzar (Shevchenko's book of poems) and scenery of modern Ukraine.

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Taras Shevchenko museum in China has been established on the premises of the Memorial Complex named after a famous Chinese painter and poet, Li Keran.

The exposition is planned to become permanent fixture. The art gallery will be a platform, where painters and photographers from both countries can present their Shevchenko-related works on its premises. 

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