The Arts Society has found a uniquely fitting way to raise funds for Ukraine, with a fundraising study morning on Zoom and YouTube on Tuesday 12 April at 10.30am, tickets £25.
Among the artists included in the lectures by Dr Kathy McLaughlan is Ilya Repin (1844-1930), born Chuhiv, Kharkiv province in modern day Ukraine.
His painting above, Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, depicts the legend of Cossacks sending an insulting reply in 1676 to an ultimatum from the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed IV. The sultan had demanded the Cossacks submit to Ottoman rule despite the fact the Zaporozhian Cossacks had beaten his troops in battle.
Spool forward a few hundred years and it could be one of Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy’s videos.
Images above: Ilya Repin; two of his paintings of Ukrainians
Fundraising study morning details
The fundraising study morning will take place on Zoom and YouTube on Tuesday 12 April at 10.30am, tickets £25. All proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross, Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The speaker is Arts Society lecturer Dr Kathy McLaughlan, who has lectured also at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Open University and Birkbeck College.
The study morning is an introduction to the 19th century Ukrainian artist Ilya Repin and the landscape paintings of Ukrainian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian artist Ivan Shishkin and Lithuanian artist Isaac Levitan.
Get your ticket here: Ukrainian art lecture. The Zoom and YouTube links will be emailed to you automatically. If they exceed their Zoom limit, you can always use the YouTube link because YouTube has no maximum numbers. The study morning will not be recorded.
10.30-11.30am. Lecture 1: Ilya Repin (1844-1930 born Chuhiv, Kharkiv province in modern day Ukraine). An introduction to this prolific and astounding realist painter, famous for his portraits and his genre and historical paintings.
12-1pm. Lecture 2: An introduction to the stunning, thought provoking and awe-inspiring landscapes of Arkhip Kuindzhi (1841-1910 born in Mariopol in modern day Ukraine), Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898 born in Yelabuga, Russia), and Isaac Levitan (1860-1900 born in Kibarty in modern day Lithuania)
The Arts Society Richmond is indebted to Kathy for giving her time free, to Arts Society Richmond member Jane Harrison for organising the study morning, and to Tixoom for waiving their fees.
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