An exhibition of paintings by Anna Kopytina has opened in the South Kuril Museum of Local Lore.

26.06.2020
by Иван Васильевич и Екатерина Брониславовна Копытины
An exhibition of paintings by Anna Kopytina has opened in the South Kuril Museum of Local Lore.

An exhibition of paintings by Anna Kopytina has opened in the South Kuril Museum of Local Lore.

The opening took place on June 25, 2020 at 14:30 South Kuril time. More than 40 works by Anna Kopytina are exhibited, which are in Yuzhno-Kurilsk in private collections, in the local history museum, in the house of culture and at the fish factory.

Annotation to the exhibition "I want to return to the Kuril Islands ..."

MBUK "South Kuril Museum of Local Lore named after FI Pyzhyanov" presents an author's exhibition of paintings dedicated to the memory of the talented artist from Vladivostok Anna Kopytina "I want to return to the Kuriles ...".

The exhibition features more than forty paintings by Anna Kopytina, painted in the manner of classical painting in different years and in different artistic techniques - oil, gouache, pastel, graphics. Of the works presented, the earliest were written in 2005, these are "Primorsky Landscape" and "Border Post on Kunashir". Anna completed the painting "Fish Factory Shop under Construction" in early 2020.

Anna Kopytina is an interesting, well-established artist. As a child, the desire to draw led Anna to the art school №8, the city of Vladivostok. Here she met her first teacher, Evgeny Fomin. It was he who introduced A. Kopytina into the world of art, approved her in her intention to become an artist. Then there was the Vladivostok Art School (1998 - 2000); Art Faculty of the Far Eastern State Academy of Arts (2000 - 2006). The Honored Artist of Russia, Professor of Painting V.A. Goncharenko taught at the Department of Painting and Drawing, where Anna studied. A. Kopytin Academy graduated with honors (Specialist painter).

The artist has more than 25 exhibitions, including 4 personal ones (2006, 2014, 2017, 2019 in the village of Yuzhno-Kurilsk). The first author's exhibition "Plein Air. Painting" (2006) and the last "Anna Kopytina. Graphics" (2019) were held within the walls of our museum. Anna Kopytina's works are in the collection of the FEFU Exhibition Center (Vladivostok), in the funds of our museum, in private collections in Russia and abroad.

This exhibition is a story in paints brought by the artist from her trips to the Kuril Islands. Kunashir Island and Shikotan Island are incredibly beautiful and attractive places for her. Anna Kopytina has been here many times, friends and connoisseurs of her talent have appeared here. Anna first came to Kunashir in 2005 to collect material for her thesis. Since then, the open air in the Kuril Islands has become an annual event, with rare exceptions. The Kuriles inspired and delighted her. In an interview, she said: - "I really like nature, I really like life here, its plots ..."

Kuril sketches glorify the amazing nature of the Island region, so subtly felt by the artist. Anna's landscapes amaze with their freshness, purity and clarity of colors.

The exposition presents panoramic views of Kunashir and Shikotan, cozy village streets, sea motives, working rhythms of the fishing industry, still lifes. Woodcuts (a type of woodcut) are also of interest. Anna Kopytina's paintings are well recognizable, the artist had a bright, individual style of painting, which distinguishes her work from many other artists.