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Colours of a culture: Artists from Russia with their paintings at the Roerich Art Gallery in the city on Monday.
Colours of a culture: Artists from Russia with their paintings at the Roerich Art Gallery in the city on Monday.

Special Correspondent

Thiruvananthapuram: From winter scenes to architecture, history and natural beauty, a collection of paintings by five artists from the Serov School of Arts, Moscow, offer a glimpse into Russian life and promises a treat for art lovers in the city.

30 works

The exhibition, which began at the Roerich Art Gallery at the Russian Cultural Centre here on Monday, features 30 paintings by the renowned artists Valery Garaskeevich, Anatoli Solovieov and Mansoor Sattarov and also those by Daria Anthanova and Daniel Chepik, who represent the new face of Russia’s fine arts.

A painting of Mahatma Gandhi by Mr. Sattarov was the cynosure of all eyes on the opening day.

The exhibition includes works by students of the Serov School of Arts, which is one of the oldest art institutes in Russia.

The event has been organised in connection with the 35th anniversary of the Russian Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Vernissage Art Gallery. Education and Cultural Affairs Minister M.A. Baby inaugurated the exhibition. Honorary Consul of Russia Ratheesh C. Nair was present at the function, along with the artists.

The exhibition will be on till Wednesday.

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