By Anastasia Shoplya
My Brest is My Fortress exhibition of paintings by famous Belarusian artist Nikolay Churabo opens at Belarusian Foreign Ministry
The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist and launches the Art of Victory cycle, devoted to the 70th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from Nazi invaders and the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory.
Belarus’ Deputy Foreign Minister, Yelena Kupchina, notes that the works have both artistic and historical value. Nikolay Churabo began depicting Brest, its residents and Brest Fortress in 1947, showing distinguishment in his sincerity and veracity.
Exploring the theme of war, he found inspiration at Brest Fortress, endeavouring to convey historical events. In addition, he created still-life works and painted children’s portraits.
His daughter, Nika, emphasises that her father was a dignified person who tried to capture historical realities, leaving an extensive artistic legacy. He enjoyed 55 years of marriage and raised three children with his wife.