Originals of Perov, Aivazovsky, Repin, Vasnetsov, Soutine and Kikoin have been brought to Belarus.
On October 5, an exhibition of paintings by Russian, Belarusian and Western European artists of the XIX-XX centuries opened at the National Art Museum.
All exhibits are from the private collection of an art collector, a native of Belarus Alexander Volodchinsky.
For the first time Minsk residents can enjoy "Yaroslavna's Lament" by Vasily Perov. Beside is the well-known "Knight at the Crossroads" by Viktor Vasnetsov.
One of the rooms is occupied by artists from Belarus. It features works by Soutine, Kikoin, Bakst and Zhukovsky.
Alexander Volodchinsky, collector (Russia):
Chaim Soutine is certainly the most prominent artist after Chagall. By the way my grandmother and Chaim lived at one time in Smilovichi. I think they even went to the same school and knew each other. Minsk will always be my homeland. Not only because I lived here many years, but also because my ancestors lie here in this earth. I tried to organize this important for my native Belarus.