Three more exhibits added to Ostroh Academy collection of sculptures by Petro Kapshuchenko
September 19, 2013
On 19 September, the Mykhaliuk family paid a visit to the National University of Ostroh Academy to donate some works by the famous Ukrainian sculptor Petro Kapshuchenko.
"This acknowledged master’s fate was difficult. All his life he had to work abroad. His masterpieces include about 7,000 sculptures", said Anastasiia Kheleniuk, Director of the History of Ostroh Academy Museum. "Petro Kapshuchenko never tried to reproduce remarkable historic moments in his works, he sculptured sentiments, moods, and situations from everyday life. Although the sculptor was far away from his motherland, he always remembered it. That is why his miniatures have Ukrainian character and style".
The three sculptures that were solemnly donated to Ostroh Academy by Oleksandr and Raisa Mykhailiuk comprise the so-called 'Argentinian collection'.
It should be reminded that Oleksandr Mykhailiuk, a representative of the Ukrainian diaspora in the USA, was the sculptor’s close friend. The majority of the Mykhailiuk family’s sculptures were given by Mr. Kapshuchenko as presents.
On behalf of the teaching staff, Rector Pasichnyk expressed gratitude to the Mykhaliuk family for the popularization of the Ukrainian art, and active collaboration and friendship with Ostroh Academy. He presented the Mykhaliuk family with the symbolic rings of Halshka Ostrozka.
Oleksandr and Raisa Mykhailiuk hope to bring more sculptures by Petro Kapshuchenko next year.
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