Vladimir Korotki was born on October 04, 1938 in Gomel City, Belarus. B.F. Zvinogrodski, V.F. Kazachenko, A.M. Shevchenko were his teachers. He has been participating in the regional, republican, all-USSR and international art exhibitions since 1962. He has been a member of the Belarusian Union of Artists since 1989.
The items from the collection of the former owners of the Gomel Palace - the Princely Paskeviches Family - are the basis for the clock collection of the Museum of the Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble. The interiors of the Palace used to be decorated by the grandfather clocks, the wall-mount clocks, the table timepieces as well as the chimneypieces of clocks and candelabra; those items would vary in their shape, technique and age.
Peter Lukianenko is a modern Belarusian artist working in the area of easel painting. He was born in 1950. He graduated from the Belarusian State Theater & Art Institute (currently known as the Belarusian Art Academy), Department of Theory & History of Visual Arts. The pictures of the artist have been exhibited at the group and personal exhibitions in Belarus and abroad since 1976.
"He stubbornly goes to his target... there is work ... (and) persistent search for his own style behind his first art success".
That's what the "Maladost" magazine wrote about Igor Semek, a young student from the Belarusian Theater & Art Institute, in 1986. Those words were prophetic: he became a talented monumentalist, a painter, a graphic artist whose sculptures and monumental works decorated health and sport clubs, the streets of Gomel and of the district centers. He really created his unique original style, which was distinctive to him only.
Origin of the popular icon is historically related to formation and development of the unique Belarusian Icon School established in the 16th century on the basis of the Byzantine art traditions on the one hand and influenced by the ideas of the West-European Renaissance on the other hand. Democratization of religious art led to formation of the so called "popular primitive" stratum and its adjacent forms, which have become an integral part of popular culture.
The exhibition displays the collections of the technical hardware from the museum collection; those items were made in the late 19th - mid-20th century (photo cameras, survey meters, portable gramophones, wall-mount and stand-alone radio receivers, and pocket watches). The pictures and the post-cards with the images of the streets and of the buildings of Gomel, of Gomel citizens, of the palace and park, which are kept both in the Museum holdings and in the private collections of the people living in Gomel, remind us of the past times.
Maria Egorova graduated from the Baku Art College and from the Belarusian State Theater & Art Institute, Graphic Arts Department. She took lessons of A.M. Shevchenko, A.P. Mozoleva, P.K. Lubomudrov, S.P. Gerus. She had lived in Gomel since 1963.
Georgi Nisski (1903-1987) became the People's Artist of Russia in 1965; he became the Full Member of the Art Academy of the USSR in 1958; he was the Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR; he was decorated with the Red Banner Labor Order and with other medals. He was a landscape painter, a genre painter, a painter of still life and of monumental panels. He was a graphic artist too.