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|The Old Bridge - A New Life|
(2017, canvas, oil, 70 x 50 см)
|This is the tenth painting of Sergei Opuls within “The Imperium plein-air Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017”, which was organized by the artist’s art-manager Natalia Bulgakova as a gift for the anniversary year.|
In artist’s mind this bridge has a mystical connection with an ancient Arch of Bost, which he has seen in Afghanistan and depicted on another painting “A poppy”.
The speech of plein-air curator Natalia Bulgakova on presentation of Sergei Opuls’ painting to “World’s Belfry” on 3 April 2017, Siroki Brijeg, the Academy of Arts.
Dear ladies and gentlemen!
On behalf of the participants of the art project “The Imperium plein-air Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017” from Russia, I would like to thank Bosnia and Herzegovina for a warm welcome. We are grateful to the Embassy of the Russian Federation and all those present for an attention to this small, but highly significant international artistic project.
For 10 days 7 artists from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg have been painting the land of Bosnians: Mostar, Pochitelj, Zavala, Siroki Brijeg, Stolaz, Blidinje Nature Park. The plein air has been held with the support of Academy of Arts of Siroki Brijeg city.
As it is known, plein air, an outdoors painting in nature, became popular in Europe and throughout the world by virtue of French impressionists. A collaborative work of artists has always been a way to achieve a mutual understanding between different peoples and cultures and, therefore, the world. For when you know and understand your neighbours, you appreciate peace and mutual support. This is what modern united Europe is based on.
As everybody knows, one of united Europe’s symbols is a bridge linking sometimes very different sides of one river. That’s exactly why Mostar, where the Old Bridge is considered a significant place of Europe, has become the main location of our plein-air.
The art manager of our project – a well-known painter from Saint-Petersburg, Sergei Opuls, - a master of plein-air – responded to an appeal of Franciscan friars in Mostar, and also decided to paint a picture specially for the new art-gallery in the monastery belfry – “The World’s Belfry”.
The history of erection, centuries-old existence and reconstruction of the war-torn Old Bridge is a vivid illustration of infinite possibilities of those who unite for the great cause – cause of peace.
Sergei Opuls’ painting “An old bridge – a new life” will take its rightful place in the Franciscan monastery’s museum in Mostar.
On the news: http://www.bljesak.info/rubrika/kultura/multimedia/photo/humanitarna-medunarodnaizlozba-na-alu-siroki-brijeg/3455
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The other artworks you can see on the artist’s website here http://www.opuls.biz/gallery/ ог see and buy in “Michelangelo” art gallery in Mostar, Galerija Michelangelo, Sv. Leopolda Mandića 14, 88000 Mostar, Bosnia e Hezegovina.
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Questions to Opuls
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The baths of Libuša. Vyšehrad (2018)
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