26, 2015 a traditional event – “Art lectures” to O.O.Osmerkin anniversary took place
in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. The theme of this year lectures was “Work of
painters – graduates of Evening Drawing Classes of Elisabethgrad zemstvo real school”
to the 135th anniversary of Evening Drawing Classes.
Students from different Kirovohrad educational establishments – Art and
Graphic Subdepartment of Art Department of State Pedagogical University named after
V.Vynnychenko, College of Civil Engineering field of study “architectural design and
interior” and also Vocal Department of Musical College - expressed a wish to show their
knowledge in history of fine art and art history.
Supervised by their teachers Ph.D. in History of Arts O.Kirichenko, Ph.D in
Pedagogical Sciences Yu.Malezhyk, member of the National Union of Architects T.Penyaz’
and teacher of “History of culture of Kirovohrda region” L.Frenchko young scientists
prepared rather interesting reports and video presentation on life and work of well-known
fellow painters – O.O.Osmerkina, A.Nurnberg, P.Pokarzhevs’kyy, O.Foynyts’kyy,
O.Razu,nyy, P.Fedorovs’kyy, John Venger and many others, who graduated from Evening
Drawing Classes of Elisabethgrad zemstvo real school.
The host of the art lectures was the leading research officer of the museum
– Merited Artist pf Ukraine, art historian A.Nadezhdin.
A huge interest was attracted by the reports of the 4th year students of Art
and Graphic Subdepartment of Art Departmentof State Pedagogical University named after
V.Vynnychenko – Bohdan Herashchenko which covered work and pedagogical activity of the
Professor of Moscow Art Institute named after V.Surikov Petr Pokarzhevskiy, and research
in art history on Olexander Osmerkin work made by Natalya Kukharenko about the role of
colour in works of this prominent master, Olexandra Burdienko’s work on methods of
expressiveness in portrait images and Anastasia Bilous’s report on ideological influence
of totalitarian regime on work of the painter and the 4th year student Dar’ya Zhabokryts’ka
skillfully developed a theme of plastic expressiveness of his paintings. By the way, all
the students who spoke on work of O.Osmerkin were presented theme booklets “Life of the
painter in photographs” with rare photos of the master from the museum collection by the
museum director V.Chernova.The booklet was published in 2007 to the 115th anniversary of
Works of the students of College of Civil Engineering, field of study “architectural
design and interior”, also should be noted – research by Valeriya Borzunova about
Elisavethrad citizen Petr Fedorovs’kyy – Russian architect and painter who emigrated
to China, Harbin, and research by Iryna Dmytrieva about American scenographer, painter and
graphic artist of Elisavethrad origin John Venger.
Maryana Kozonak a student of Vocal Department of Musical College, who came to
study to Kirovohrad from Moldova, told about work of Merited Cultural Worker of Moldavian
SSR, one of the founders of Moldavian soviet fine art and organizer of the Union of
Artists of Moldova Olexander Foynyts’kyy.
Ph.D. in History of Art, associate professor of Art Department of State
Pedagogical University named after V.Vynnychenko Olena Kyrychenko, who is a laureate of
Regional Award in fine arts and study of art named after Olexander Osmerkin in the
nomination "study and history of arts", said in her closing speech that
participation in such educational events is a good stimulus for students to make
researches and promote history of art in Kirovohrad.