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Last year my sister invited me to the National Arts Museum to see the exhibition of paintings from Tretyakov Gallery. It was a special project between two museums and a great opportunity for Minsk citizens to see masterpieces from Tretyakov Gallery without visiting Moscow. At that exhibition one painting caught my attention. It was Arkhip Kuindzhi`s “Birch grove”, 1879. It was something unusual in the painting. Bright colors and illusion of lighting made it different from other landscape paintings.

Since that time I started reading and learning about Arkhip Kuindzhi and his paintings. This summer I visited Kuindzhi`s flat-museum during my trip to Saint Petersburg. It gave me a lot of impressions and insight into the artist`s life.

Arkhip Kuindzhi lived between 1841 and 1910 in Russia. His special painting technique was unique in that time. A lot of people did not believe that paintings could be so bright and illuminating. Some exhibition visitors even tried to find secret lamp or candle hidden behind the paintings. His contemporaries called him the “moonlight and sunlight master”. Some newspapers wrote that he was hiring the Moon and the Sun themselves to mix paints for his works.

Most of Kuindzhi`s paintings are exhibited in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. But there is one of his works in our National Arts Museum too. It is “Birch grove”, 1901. I invite everybody to the museum to meet that beautiful piece of art.

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Valiantsina  Holubeva

By Val 24 Jul 2016#

Well done, Dasha!
Kuindzhi is one of my favourite painters too. Yes, I do like his light, especially his green light, but also I like the way he transforms the reality, making it recognizable and fictional at the same time. Thanks for bringing this name to our awareness.
Regarding the language: your text is practically accurate but for a few cases of omission of articles. When you proofread, find each noun and check the article – it will help.
Good luck in your further writing!
Your score is:
Words: 248
Content: 248х3 = 744
Language: 248 х 1= 248
Multimedia: 100
Total: 1092 points
Well done, Dasha! Kuindzhi is one of my favourite painters too. Yes, I do like his light, especially his green light, but also I like the way he transforms the reality, making it recognizable and fictional at the same time. Thanks for bringing this name to our awareness. Regarding the language: your text is practically accurate but for a few cases of omission of articles. When you proofread, find each noun and check the article – it will help. Good luck in your further writing! Your score is: Words: 248 Content: 248х3 = 744 Language: 248 х 1= 248 Multimedia: 100 Total: 1092 points

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