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Exhibition of Irina Kotova "Promenades in Paris" opens in the National Art Museum.

By Ilona Butovskaya: This is the first large-scale exhibition of Irina Kotova in Belarus. She's been living and working for 10 years in Paris, where she graduated from Orthodox Theology Institute and defended the dissertation in Sorbonne.
(Irina Kotova, artist, member of the Belarusian Union of Artists: "For me Paris is a city of my life, where I spent many years. This is an expression of love to the city, which accepted me".)
The theme of pictures is rather varies as well as color-grade.
(Irina Skvortsova, Doctor of Art History, head of the research department at the National Art Museum)
Irina Kotova works in pastel technique. This style is not that popular among Belarusian artists, but only pastel allows making fast plein air drawings.
(Irina Kotova, artist, member of the Belarusian Union of Artists: "I go out for sketching like the impressionists did trying to capture the moment")
Irina Kotova graduated from the Department of B&W Art at the Belarusian Academy of Arts.
(Irina Skvortsova, Doctor of Art History, head of the research department at the National Art Museum)
After exhibition in the National Art Museum the pictures will be exposed in Paris. Irina Kotova is also a book illustrator. For instance she did illustrations for the first British editions of "The Talks of Saint Seraphim of Sarov with Motovilov", which has recently been published in London. She is going to dedicate another artistic project to her travels in London.

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