In the European Night of Museums the Art Gallery Ruse presented a project Stories inspired by Paintings, including exhibition and a bilingual collection of artistic stories from 17 writers from Bulgaria, Great Britain, Poland, Romania, Croatia, with reproductions of paintings from the gallery fund. The originals of the interpreted visual works are arranged in an exhibition that will see until the end of May. The presentation was attended by the authors Nely Piguleva, Yavor Tsanev, Aurel Maria Baros and Cristian Fulash. In this initiative were included friends who read to the audience particular stories from the collection: Daniela Encheva, Eslitsa Popova, Vanya Hinkova, Veledin Marinov, the director of Art Gallery Ruse Elena Velikova, curators and others. The combination of literature and fine arts was also joined by the music with the special participation of the Dynamic string trio.
The project Stories, Inspired by Paintings is an interdisciplinary initiative, in which the literature and the visual arts are interweaved in a complex relationships. A bilingual collection of artistic stories by 17 writers from Bulgaria, Great Britain, Poland, Romania and Croatia and reproductions of paintings from the fund of the Gallery will be presented at the Museum and Galleries Night. The originals of the interpreted visual works will be shown in an exhibition which will be open until the end of May.
19.00 - opening of the exhibition
19.30 - Presentation of the book
20.00 - 23.30 - reading of a selected excerpts from the book
The presentation will be attended by the authors Nelly Piguleva, Yavor Tsanev, Kristian Flush and others.
With the special participation of the String trio Dynamic.
Expositions: "Radi Nedelchev. Painting. 80th Anniversary of the Artist's Birth", "Bulgarian Art - the First Half of the 20th Century", "Bulgarian Art - 80s of the 20th Century", "The Founders of the Gallery", "The Icon Before and Nowadays".
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French Impressionist painter whose eye for beauty made him one of the movement's most popular practitioners. He is best known for his paintings of bustling Parisian modernity and leisure in the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Though celebrated as a colorist with a keen eye for capturing the movement of light and shadow, Renoir started to explore Renaissance painting in the middle of his career, which led him to integrate more line and composition into his mature works and create some of his era's most timeless canvases.
Working alongside Claude Monet, Renoir was essential to developing Impressionist style in the late 1860s, but there is a decidedly human element to his work that sets him apart. Renoir had a brilliant eye for both intimate domesticity and the day's fashions, and his images of content families and well-dressed Parisian pleasure seekers created a bridge from Impressionism's more experimental aims to a modern, middle-class art public.
Renoir was the first Impressionist to perceive the potential limitations of an art based primarily on optical sensation and light effects. Though his discoveries in this field would always remain integral to his art, he reasserted the necessity of composition and underlying structure in modern painting, achieving in his mature work a structured, monumental style that acknowledged the strengths of High Renaissance art.
Renoir's example became indispensible for the major French movements of high modernism: Fauvism and Cubism. Like Renoir, the progenitors of these styles focused on issues of color, composition, and depth rather than quick sketches of individual moments. His composed, vivid paintings created a vital bridge from earlier colorists like Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-Antoine Watteau, and Eugène Delacroix to the twentieth-century giants Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
Renoir discovered, that the lithographic technique is offering the possibility to spread his work amongst the upcoming middle class in Paris by that time. Since Toulouse-Lautrec it had been in fashion as well to create graphics from the stone. Renoir had been modern enough to follow this development, being aware that impressionism and litho-stones are opposites. Therefore he created in total 34 lithographs. The complete oeuvre of his lithographic work is shown in this exhibition.
Art Gallery Ruse is happy to invite to a very special exhibition, a Romanian project called WANTED, that represents an intersection between generation of artists and professionals.
Ioana Angelescu Make-Up Artist
Cristian Crestincov Sculptor
Emanuel Sava Photographer
Exhibition: 01.06.2016 – 20.06.2016
Opening night: 01.06.2016, 18.00
Extra-events during the exhibition:
A 2-3 hours moment dedicated to the children of the Art School in Ruse. Making Of. Live make-up of a character from the American movies – 20.05.2016, 14.00 hours
Ioana, Cristian and Emanuel, are three professional artists, who apparently come from very different fields, nevertheless they manage to successfully collaborate, in projects such as this one they present in Ruse.
The WANTED project was born out of passion and love for this type of art. The main goal is to determine the audience to take notice in the characters in front and behind the movie scene or theatre stage, and present also, in detail, the beauty of various characters, like the Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale, Gollum and other 10 characters executed between the years 2011 and 2016 by Ioana, Cristian and the full service Studio GreenMind.
Within the exhibition, the Studio for advertising production and media “Greenmind” directed by the Romanian Photographer Emanuel Sava, presents a small labyrinth where the visitors can enter and admire each character in its room, behind some imaginary prison bars, waiting for the role to come, characters executed out of silicon and photography. In a period full of technology, where the visual art studios use the 3D effect more and more, GreenMind Studio offers you a fantastic story with plastic materials as real as they get: only photography and its art of manipulation.
Ioana ANGELESCU make-up artist with a rich record in professional make-up ,film ,theatre and television ,now fascinated by prosthetic developed a new branch of her carrier giving life in silicon and other materials like (GELATINE ,LATEX) to different characters, behind all this achievements hiding a huge work . She delivered the prosthetics for special effects from numerous theater acts and national and international movie projects: Taboo (Max Makowski), Occident (directed by Cristian Mungiu), Pumpinkhead: Ashes to Ashes (director Jake West) 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days (directed by Cristian Mungiu), Faust (director Silviu Purcărete) has a vast experience in working in theatres, and here we mention the great Faust project, but also in the cinematographic area where we mention the collaborations she had with Castel Film in a series of Hollywood productions. Among the well renowned artists she collaborated with we mention Gerard Depardieu.
Cristian Crestincov is a very talented sculptor, of Moldavian origins, whose style of work lies at the border between the figurative and the abstract. Since his graduation from the University for Fine Arts – Sculpture Division - Bucharest he has had various exhibitions all over Romania such as: 2013 at the Museum of the Traditional Costume, National Museum of the Village „Dimitrie Gusti”, Bucharest; 2015 International Symposium Constantin Brâncusi, Târgu Jiu; 2016 Kube by Musette in Bucharest; and also abroad in Berlin/ Germany in October, 2015. His works have been exhibited also in great auction houses, such as Artmark, Monavissa or Goldart.
The exhibition includes Live characters from movies or theatre pieces interact with the visitors and go outside the exhibition space; and a music mix created by a Romanian Producer that will run throughout the exhibition.
Partners: www.conceptarty.com, www.greenmindstudio.ro , www.belpromakeup.ro ;
Art Gallery – Ruse wins project under the program "Public" of the National Fund "Culture"
Art Gallery - Ruse wins the competition of the National Fund "Culture" for financing the development of audiences for 2014. The Provocation and Inspiration in the gallery will be held from 1 September to 30 November 2014. The goal of the project is to encourage interaction with art and consumption of the cultural products. The optimization of the relationship between museum institution and audience will be realized through the implementation of different events. The team provides to involve children, young audiences and students from five schools in the city.
Introduction of the gallery fund will be encouraged the participants to create their own literary and visual works. Two competitions – for the best short story, dedicated to the artist / work and the best interpretation of a visual work are planned in the project. The awarded authors will be presented in exhibition in the Art Gallery – Ruse and in the schools.
Will be held open discussions with stakeholders in education and culture to define the existing problems and outline options to overcoming them by the active partnership. Inquiry will complete the process of analyzing them. Will be created multimedia CD and magazine to promote the initiative and achievements.
From 25 July, 2014 Art Gallery- Russe presents the exhibition of Mario Zhekov . The exposition included the paintings and drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery –Stara Zagora, as well two works from Ruse Gallery. The audience will be introduced to the most interesting facts of the author’s life and can see the different places from his travels, creative engraved in the pictures. At the opening reception attended Mr. Marin Dobrev, Director of the Art Gallery – Stara Zagora
Mario Zhekov (1898 - 1955) studied in the State Art and Industrial School – Sofia. In 1919 entered the Drawing School in Paris. Worked mainly in the field of seascape. Member of the Society of South-Bulgarian Artists.
The exhibition present the part of private collection of Mr. Mihail Milchev of Egyptian papyrus and applied subjects. Ancient life and Contemporary Egypt is reflex in the paintings. The viewer can see the
The origins of the Coptic Icons, ancient historical scenes and contemporary landscapes are depicted on different processed papyrus.
Amulets, alabaster boxes, inlaid with mother of pearl and everyday objects of the Egyptians expand the atmosphere of the enigmatic and distant world.
The exhibition is open to August 3, 2014.
Georgi Atanasov - Exhibition Drawings
10-25 June 2014
The exhibition presents 36 drawings executed in ink, pen. Many symbols, myths, biblical motifs and pagan traditions, different characters - centaurs, fish, satyrs fill up the pictorial field, creating special fairy atmosphere . Works lead us to the traditions of the old Bulgarian art, but seen through the imagination of the author.
Georgi Atanasov was born in 1954 in Dobrich town, Bulgaria. Graduated Graphic Arts at the University "St. St. Kiril and Metodii” under the leadership of Prof. N. Hadzhitanev.
Member of the Association of Artists' “Studio 13 "- Dobrich.
Works in painting, printmaking and drawing. Implements solo exhibitions, participated in many international, national and regional exhibitions and workshops.
Marko Monev 1939-2004 – Exhibition Painting
Exhibition opening: 21 May, Wednesday, 6pm
The exhibition of Marko Monev (1939-2004) is marked of the 75th birthday and 10 years of the death of the artist.
Marko Monev was born in Russe in 1939. His name is associated with well established in the 70s of the 20th century Ruse artists’ group, named Ruse School. In Bulgarian Art, Marco Monev remains as a master of the Landscape. Significantly, in the exhibition are presented his unforgettable Landscapes connected with Danube River and ancient architecture of Ruse, Paris, Warsaw. The art connoisseurs will be able to touch to the early author’s works.
This exhibition of the paintings from the fund of the Ruse Art Gallery can be seen until June 8, 2014
The Speech of Vasilka Moneva during the opening of the exhibition on Marko Monev 75th birthday and 10 years of the artist’s the death.
" Just like that - the years slipped out.
Ten years without Marko Monev. One by one departed friends and colleagues. The so-called Ruse School were several artists - symbols of that time. Time that fought for the establishment of new ideas in Bulgarian art, which left their traces. I think it's appropriate to mention their names - Nikifor Tsonev, Velimir Petrov, Stefan Katsarov, Petar Popov, Lyubomir Kasabov, Roksandra Kostova, Radi Nedelchev, Yordan Parashkevov, Nikolay Ruschukliev, Tsvetko Tsvetkov, Dimitar Hinkov, Fikret Islyamov, Veselin Parushev, Marko Monev, Georgi Radulov, Nikola Terziev and younger then embarked on a different path, but for the idea, drawn and worn by the previous generation - Violeta Radkova, Nikolay Karadzhov, Volodya Kenarev, Vasilka Moneva.
In this retrospective Marko Monev’s exhibition are exhibited paintings from that time - we deliberately arranged these paintings that fit the spirit of the heyday of the so-called Russe School.
Five years ago , on the 70th anniversary of his birth, we arranged exhibition of paintings from this period and works done in the last 15-20 years, but even with his favorite themes, they shown the another bearing of the author’s searches. New point in his recent paintings is Ostritza, where we bought a house. It was like a hotel. Friends were constantly having a great time .
But the current exhibition shows the things of youth – an assertive ambition for knowledge and approval as an artist. This is the time of the fellowship, the time of cafes , the disputes , the talks about upcoming exhibitions.
Years, relating to general exhibitions, which Marko participated in, are in a time he loved to remember and associated with growth and his establishment as an artist.
Here in this hall are a fraction of the paintings made at this time. Here are his favorite Ruse houses.
He draw them from memory , in a such a way he perfectly known their character, details, balconies that intoxicated him with openwork , lace, which giving the beauty of Ruse. The Ruse gates that are opening show us the hidden Ruse yards.
When we got married , we lived in one of those old houses . Through the garret window on the ceiling where was our studio and we went out on the roof and drew Ruse. Marko, devoted to his love to Ruse, drew it to infinity. Danube River - these barges , boats, fishing nets , the Romanian bank across the street - this thrilled him and he enthusiastically evocation it.
Later in this period of time, after he studies in Paris , he drew his memories of the city “of the endless celebration”. How did he find common between Ruse and Paris. Of course, the native village Gostilya, with specific houses in Hungarian style, nestles in the hills, going back him to the old days .
Marko Monev and most of the artists of that time were lucky to get together in the building given to them in the Park. To work in atelier by atelier, to confer their works, to advise, to live as artists. Each of them walking on his path , part of the total time .
The exhibition, which we did in Ruse five years ago was retrospective and shown the paintings had made in the recent years. Such it was the exhibition in Sofia, included paintings from the National Gallery, galleries in the country, private collections and works owned by the family. This exhibition was presented by Dr. Ruzha Marinska, who took an active part in the elaboration of the album for him. Curator of the exhibition in Sofia was Dimitar Grozdanov. I would like to thank for responsiveness of UBA. Thanks to the Art Gallery-Ruse, which greatly helped me for the exhibition five years ago in Ruse and for this in Sofia.
This exhibition is dedicated to the double anniversary - 75 years of his birth and 10 years of his death.
There is something symbolic in the fact that his death occurred at the Day of Slavonic Alphabet and Bulgarian culture. And today we find this show on the eve of this great feast . I ask you to remember about Marko Monev, to feel his poetry paintings, nostalgia that they bring and to devote more time to honor what remains behind. "