An Exhibition of Paintings “The World View” by Maxim Pridanov, Member of the Russian Union of Artists, Member of the International Federation of Arts, jointly organised by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) and Roerichs’ Art Club, was opened on April 4, 2013.
The Exhibition will remain open for general public till April 12, 2013 from 10. 00 a.m. to 6. 30 p.m.
The Chief Guest Prof. S. N. Lahiri, Principal, College of Art, Government of NCT of Delhi, the Guests of Honour Mr. K. Damodaran, noted expert in graphic art and painting, and Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, jointly inaugurated the Exhibition. Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, and Mrs. Surjit Akre, President, Roerichs’ Art Club, participated in the inaugural ceremony.
The exhibits at the art show is part of the art project “The World View” that has been created throughout the last ten years in various parts of the world.
Speaking about his creative experience and memorable trip to India, Maxim Pridanov said that he was proud enough in presenting his project dedicated to the landmark places of human civilization and to such eternal subjects as love, hope, faith, etc. According to the Russian artist, the exposition has embraced a series of paintings, and “The Himalayas”, created during his recent trip to Nepal, where his solo painting exhibition was held. Maxim Pridanov added that he plans to create a series of works on India, which will form part of the “The World View” project. He used acrylic, oil paintings and pastel crayons. He expressed his willingness to gift his paintings “The Hope” and “Flowers of Russia” to the RCSC and Russian Embassy in New Delhi.
Citing the salient features of the exposition, Prof. S. N. Lahiri observed that Maxim Pridanov has demonstrated his creativity through the process of projecting the soul-searching images of India and Russia. He congratulated the Russian artist for his consistent artistic efforts and immense interest in India leaving a deep and positive impetus on Indo-Russian relations.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy described the occasion as ideal in bringing the art-lovers of Russia and India closer and appreciating the perception of the artist on life and nature.
Dwelling upon the salient features of the Exhibition, Mr. K. Damodaran pointed out that the art works of Maxim Pridanov could leave a great impact on consolidating the on-going cultural links between our two countries. He nostalgically recalled his experience of a visit to Russia under the cultural exchange programme, and shared his impression on the expositions of the Heritage Museum.
Narrating the event as yet another milestone in bilateral cooperation between Russia and India, Mr. Sergey Karmalito noted that Maxim Pridanov’s contributions to the noteworthy cause of cultural integration would remain a record in the activities of the Centre.
Since 1990, Maxim Pridanov has been a participant and organizer of exhibitions in Moscow, Novgorod, and foreign projects in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, USA, France, Finland, etc. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, “The President of Hotel” of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Meeting of the Russian Fund of Culture, the Nizhniy Novgorod State Art Museum, Administrations of Vancouver, Nizhny Novgorod, Linz, Altmuenster.