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19 03 19

Welcome to art festival “Fascinating Nature Study”

The 10th art festival «Fascinating Nature Study» within the framework of «Museum and School» project is a study of natural science during school year 2019-2020 on the premises of the Museum-Gallery.
The festival will be opened on May 25, 2019 with a musical concert.
Interest in nature, attention to the environment, travelling, participation in festivals will help a creative personality to express his or her feelings in the form of a photograph, picture, design exposition, etc.
Creative works of artists, photographers, future botanists and nature scientists will be shown in museum exposition devoted to the 250th anniversary of Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt. The Prussian scientist, encyclopaedist, physicist, meteorologist, geographer, botanist, zoologist, explorer was born on October 14, 1769 in Berlin. Scientific interests of Humboldt were highly varied. While travelling around the world the scientist collected a variety of materials which enabled him to write the multi-volume treatise «Kosmos». He saw his main task in promotion of «holistic perception of universe as one interacting entity».

25 05 18

The 9th Art Festival «The Path to the Stars» within the framework of «Museum and School» Project (2018-2019 school year)

The art festival «The Path to the Stars» is a path to knowledge of history of art, science and technology, astronomy and topography, ultrahigh speed aerodynamics and laws of physics. These interesting subjects are studied during the school year which is a year to celebrate:

  • 10th anniversary of Zaporozhye Museum-Gallery of Applied Ceramics and Art Creativity of Ilya and Alexey Burlai (2008-2019)
  • 100th anniversary of artist and designer Alexey Burlai (1918-2018)
  • 100th anniversary of artist and topographer Ilya Burlai (1919-2019)

Welcome to the Museum! May 25, 2018

28 05 17

The «Magic Paints» eighth art festival within the framework of Museum and School» project (2017 – 2018 school year)

The «Magic Paints» art festival is a magic world of paints in the unusual apartment of museum-gallery brick vault at a depth of five meters. The aim of the festival is to develop the ability of creative self-expression, to acquaint art festival participants with magic paints and laws of color science, to teach them to express their feelings and ideas through the language of color. The rays of light penetrating into the art laboratory enrich world-view through interaction of music and fine art.
On May, 28, 2017 the festival was opened with the musical concert of students and teachers of musical schools of Zaporozhye.

21 05 16

Creative Laboratory in the Museum-Gallery

The 6th Art Festival «The Aesthetic Mathematics» in which 1115 school children participated came to its close. In their pictures the participants represented studies of their surrounding and their aspirations to its apprehension. The process of creative search compels one to scrutinize original sources of artistic performance, incites creative fantasy, stimulates intellect and calls for reflections with a pencil in one’s hand. In fact, a process of creation of any picture manifests an aspiration to immaculacy of art. On May 21, 2016 the pupils of Zaporozhye Musical Schools No.5 and No.6 and Art School No.1 and their teachers Rybalova O.V., Brik L.V., Dyakonova N.M., Koval Ye.A. opened the 7th Art Festival «Natural Coloristics» within the project «Museum and School» with the concert «Music and Mathematics» where the music of J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, J. Haydn, C. Czerny, F. Liszt, I. Berkovich, E. Grieg, E. Siegmeister, M. Schmitz and other composers was played. The Art Festival will be held over the period of 2016-2017 school years.

11 07 15

Aesthetic mathematics

On July 4, 2015 in the Museum-Gallery the 6th creative festival started within the framework of the project «Museum and School». A subject of the festival is mathematics. Creative approach to the study of exact sciences in the historical brick vault of the Museum-Gallery, mathematics origin history, perception of music and mathematics, fine art in museum displays was the subject of the discussion at the meeting of generations. Students communicated with professional artists that shared their experience of creative approach to the study of history of mathematics and sliding rule.
Aesthetic mathematics

30 05 15

«History of Organ» Concert Devoted to Maria Hiltmann’s 100-th Anniversary

The Concert was opened by J.S.Bach’s «Siciliano» performed by Sergey Andreyev on an antique family organ at the Museum-Gallery.
Students and teachers of Zaporizhzhya Music Schools No. 5 and No. 6 took part in the Concert. The Concert program included compositions of W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, A. Corelli, J.B. Lully, J. Pachelbel, G. Frescobaldi.
«History of Organ» Concert Devoted to Maria Hiltmann's 100-th Anniversary

28 10 14

Rainbow in Underground Museum

Recreational physics in the Brick Museum Recreational physics in the Brick Museum

Recreational physics in the Brick Museum
«Sunrays in Rainbow Colors» is the Fifth Art Festival within the framework of «Museum and School» project. It is held in the museum-gallery during 2014-2015 school year to expose the world of natural and physical phenomena, light and color in nature and art.
In nature everything thrives in the Sun. Its warmth and light brings everything to life.
Sunrays falling on Earth are rectilineal. If a ray on its way meets an opaque object, it casts shadow, as a ray can not penetrate through such an object. The spot is not illuminated.
In nature there are many physical phenomena which one can observe during one’s life. One of such phenomena is a rainbow, the attitude towards which is rather ambiguous with different people of the world.
A rainbow is an optical phenomenon in atmosphere representing one, two or several varicoloured bows observed against background of a cloud opposed to Sun. A rainbow is formed by rays that fall at a certain angle on a waterdrop. The rainbow from one waterdrop is very faint and can not be seen separately, but there are many waterdrops in the rain.
Sun and color are always present in human life. This is how nature beautifies itself, an artist enlivens a picture using colors and extraordinarily talented musicians even see a color of a melody. The musical concerts performed by children in the brick vault of the museum apartment give an opportunity to discover and expose the creative sides of personality. The pupils of Zaporozhye childrens’ musical schools proved themselves not only as musicians but also acted as artists leaving as a memento pictures with images of versicolored musical instruments.
Ability of correct and harmonious combination of colors, be that in a picture, in a dress, make-up or design, is one of the most important aspects of creative development of personality.
Nature and human imagination, complementing each other, create masterpieces. Such striking combination of natural beauty and human ability can be seen at «World of Icebergs» photo exhibition by Aleksander Batalkin opened on October 26, 2014 in the museum-gallery.
The «Sunrays in Rainbow Colors» Art Festival aims to inspire the guests to develop their creative abilities, enhance their cultural education and enrich the inner world of their personality.

Marina Karnatskaya

11 05 14

The 7th thematic exebition «Art of Handicrafts»

The seventh thematic exhibition «Art of Handicrafts» is a result of cultural and pedagogical endeavor of the museum-gallery in the school year of 2013-2014 within the framework of the 4th art festival. A journey from a handicraft to the art was studied in the museum for a full school year. Schoolchildren after seeing museum displays represented their vision of favorite handicraft in a picture.
More than 600 school drawings, pictures, books, ceramic articles, musical instruments represent the exhibits of the exhibition opened on May 11, 2014. Schoolchildren and professional artists, masters of fine art take part in the exhibition. Among them were Latansky Sergey Vasilyevich, Vashchuk Dinah Konstantinovna, Denisenko-Yaremenko Lesya, Denisenko Yuriy, Krivonos Marina, Trigubova Natalia. The museum displays on study of structure and manufacture of musical instruments, their elements and components are one of the main themes of the exhibition. Students of Zaporozhye musical schools, teachers and parents participated in a cultural and pedagogical programs of the museum within the framework of «Museum and School» project of V. Batalkina in the course of 4 years.
Musical concerts held in the museum under direction of professional teachers give an opportunity to perceive the process of formation and development of creative personality. The fourth art festival culminated in a concert dedicated to the 6th anniversary of the museum-gallery and to the opening of the 7th thematic exhibition «Art of Handicrafts». Pupils and teachers of musical schools of Zaporozhye Rybalova Ye.V., Isionova O.I., Dyakonova N.M., Semyonova Ye.I., Stepurko T.N. took part in the concert.
(Русский) 7-я тематическая выставка «Искусство ремесел»

16 10 13

The fourth festival «The Art of Handicrafts» within the framework of «Museum and school» project (2013-2014 school year)

«The Art of Handicrafts» festival presents a world of color and light, history of creation of paintings, methods of fine art teaching in a museum, ability to express image in color and methods of teaching the arts of handicrafts.
Combination of aesthetic cognition and artistic practice of students on materials of history of handicrafts comprises one of important means of aesthetic education in harmonious development of personality.
The study of topic «History of art of handicrafts» on the premises of the museum-gallery proposes to investigate:

  • Emotional perception of color in the interior of the museum-gallery
  • Cognition of artistic features of articles of handicrafts
  • Explanation of cultural and historical message and value of article
  • Deepening of knowledge about images on clay wares
  • The decorative and applied arts and art of handicrafts
  • Arrangement of spatial and chromatic composition of a picture
  • Practical training on the basis of the aesthetic learning of history and the present of handicrafts

Pedagogical value of learning the history of art of handicrafts, decorative and applied arts and graphic art implies that different kinds of art give an opportunity to foster the culture of perception of material world, help to form aesthetic attitude toward reality and to appreciate artistic and expressive means in the art of handicrafts.
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18 08 13

Work and life of Alexey Petrovich Burlai (29.07.1918 Ukraine – 17.06.2000 Russia)

Alexey Petrovich Burlai began his work life on the outskirts of Zaporozhye as a turner helper at the brick plant of the Karantinka settlement in 1933. In 1934-1938 he studies in Zaporozhye aviation college, where he draws in pencil, paints in oil, which enables him to join the 3th course of the Perm artistic school and graduate the school in 1940.
In 1947 he participates in Zaporozhye artistic exhibition where he exhibits a number of his works. He paints pictures using the material collected in Zaporozhye. In 1950 A.P. Burlai completes the painting «Dnyeproges Reconstruction» and a year later completes the painting «Construction of Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant».
Since 1948 Alexey Petrovich Burlai is a member of the Kazan association «Tatar Artist». In 1950-1953 he is a member of the Union of Artists of TASSR, a teacher of drawing and painting at Kazan Art School.
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