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Extraordinary exhibition of soldiers’ artwork in Ivano-Frankivsk

‘Journeys of ‘Creative Kryjivka’: creative kilometers’

‘Bastion’ gallery in Ivano-Frankivsk exhibits artwork made by soldiers after rehabilitation in Carpathians.

Radiosviboda reports this.

The exhibition is called ‘Journeys of ‘Creative Kryjivka’: creative kilometers’ and it displays artwork made by soldiers only.

‘Journeys of ‘Creative Kryjivka’: creative kilometers’

Kryjivka is a special hiding place under ground used by Ukrainian Insurgent Army in early 20 c.

Ukrainian servicemen were on rehabilitation in private houses, they restored their body and soul by painting.

Olga Solomiychuk hosted the thirteenth group of soldiers. She said that they lived with soldiers like one big family: living, hiking, horse riding, rafting – they did it all together.

The exhibition in Ivano-Frankivsk displays pictured painted by soldiers from groups seven to thirteen.

8 of 11 servicemen who were members of the last group came to Ivano-Frankivsk. Soldier Volodymyr from Chernihiv said that he first took brush in his hand during rehabilitation and didn’t even hope he could do something good. However, now serviceman says that he feels better after painting.

According to artist, head of Charitable Foundation ‘Creative Kryjivka’ Vitalina Maslova, creativity is one of ways to return serviceman to civilian life.

‘However, we do not deal with art-therapy exclusively’, – she sais.

‘Creative Kryjivka’ has developed a comprehensive approach of creative rehabilitation where three main factors are combined: creative work, nature and social aspect of communication.

According to Maslova, when artworks are created they use ‘healing effect of work with light, darkness and color, academic art as such is not present’.

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Source: radiosvoboda


2 thoughts on “Extraordinary exhibition of soldiers’ artwork in Ivano-Frankivsk”

  1. Mike Bidochka

    I think that if all of these painting were posted that people would like to buy them. This could offset costs for rehabilitation of soldier. I certainly would like to buy a few of these beautiful paintings!


  2. Lina Post author

    This idea came to me when I was publishing this :)
    I hope they do so very soon.
    I will inform in this blog if some information appears.


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