The second stage of «Thousand Angels and One Painting» mega-canvas journey has been completed and it is time to sum up.
From 12 to 15 August, everyone could come to Gostiny Dvor in Moscow to witness the scale of the project and among the thousands of angels to find her . The second stage of the journey pattern in many ways surpassed the first. This is an unprecedented number of visitors, as well as close attention to such prominent media as EuroNews, Russia 24 , Culture , Russia Today, the agency Itar-Tass, and many others, art critics and art historians. Here is what they write about the project "One Thousand Angels and One Painting»
Natalia Bobrova , reporter Culture.ru: "Tthe artist himself calls his creation " visual epic , " ancient song that sounds over the cities which will host the exhibition . While this song is a triumphant «sounded " over Prague for four days - until August 15 - will be distributed over Moscow , and then will travel to Shanghai, China . "
Marinika Babanazarova , director of the State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitskiy: " Lekim Ibragimov last year created a sensation in Europe for its unique design . This mega-canvas consists of thousands of paintings - each canvas can be considered as a separate piece of art. In conjunction paintings are transformed smoothly into one another, being in continuous development. This extension is possible in the world of art. "
Ilya Ludanov , Itar -Tass : "Blending tradition and styles Lekim Ibragimov , a professor , an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, People's Artist of Uzbekistan sums up his half-century and creativity , five years of which he spent working on the "1000 Angels " painting.
Anatoly Cantor, art critic : "Lekim is a great artist . Glorifying the roots of the ancient culture of Turfan , and modern and original, he draws us to the heart of eternity, deep foundations breaking world view of the East . "
Oleg Torchinsky, art critic : "Paradoxically, he combines in the creativity the ancient traditions of the cultures of Central Asia, east of the medieval miniatures - Persian , Arabic - Kashmir and techniques of contemporary European avant-garde, plus something, but it is inherent . Thus was born the one explosive mixture , which we call the art of Lekim . It is possible that he found the path that the art of Uzbekistan will go in the coming years ".
The exhibition’s awards ceremony was a significant highlight. CEO of the international agency " Interrekord " Vlad Kopylov handed Lekim Ibragimov two accounts about the records . The first evidence that Mega- painting " A Thousand Angels and One Painting " - is the only one in the world picture painted with acrylic on cotton yarn overall size of 4,000,992 square centimeter. The second states that Lekim Ibragimov - the only author in the world picture, which shows a thousand angels.