September 14 in the Scientific Library of Zaporizhzhya National University was opened art exhibitions of Nicholas and Svyatoslav Roerichs. Exposure paintings of these artists in our university held as a part of Zaporizhzhya Roerichs Society.
At the opening of the exhibition were present representatives of Ukrainian Zaporizhzhya branch Roerich Society Alla Zhuravlyova, Georgiy Svitluy and Lyubov Vazhnenko, director of the scientific library of ZNU Valentyna Gerasimova, students and professors of the Faculty of Journalism and guests of the event.
Members of Zaporizhzhya Roerich Society told the audience about the peculiarities of their organization. The main task set by the participants - search for lost elements of Roerich family heritage and its promotion among the general public, in particular, among youth.
Teachers and students of the Faculty of Journalism at the University could first see the exhibition and view the work of an outstanding family. Nicholas Roerich and his wife Helen, their sons Yuriy and Svyatoslav long lived in India, which had a great influence on their outlook and activities.
One of the most important consequences of cultural and educational activities of the representatives of this family was the Flag of Peace - a symbol of culture Roerichs Pact - the first ever international agreement on the protection of artistic and academic institutions and historical sites (1935). Lyubov Vazhnenko spoke about the symbolism and meaning of the Flag of Peace, and acquainted presents with an exhibition and spoke about the activities of each of the members of the Roerichs family. One of the exhibition stands dedicated to the Roerichs family ties with Ukraine.
Visitors were able to see the reproductions of paintings by Nicholas Roerich, reproducing the philosophical views of the author related to the Himalayas, India and Russia. His younger son - Svyatoslav Roerich - in his works focussing on creating family portraits, vivid landscapes and life of contemporary India.
The exhibition will be valid until the end of October. Also, learn more about the life and work of the Roerichs family at the meetings of you can Zaporizhzhya Roerichs Society, which are held on Thursdays at Vth academic building of ZNU at 6 p.m. (329 audience).
student of the Faculty of Journalism