Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty
Henry M. Robert

Maria Prokopenko

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06/27/2017 - 11:03
A black-haired guy is staring at his fingers and playing lazily with a stick. It is Pontius Pilate as imagined by the Polish artist Jacek Malczewski. I read in the prospectus that the artist drew such an unusual Roman procurator off his friend, painter and restorer Mieczyslaw Gasecki. Christ...
06/19/2017 - 17:45
In solfeggio classes a lot of time is dedicated to the study of musical intervals. The fifth, for instance, spans five semitones. A perfect fifth, between C flat and G flat, contains three and a half tones and is considered to be a harmonious interval. Take G sharp instead of G flat, and you get a...
06/14/2017 - 17:23
Kabuki, geisha, netsuke – what many Europeans consider symbols of Japan – emerged in the Edo era. This period, when Tokugawa shoguns ruled the country, lasted from the early 17th until the mid-19th century. A particular urban culture was formed in Edo, the capital of the...
06/01/2017 - 11:10
Competitions of sidewalk drawings and concerts are often held on the first day of summer. Weather permitting, parents take their “chicks” to parks to eat ice-cream and go on the rides. No one knows who this ritual is more important to – children or adults. The latter think:...
05/30/2017 - 12:02
“I am living by hope alone. We handed over documents to Bakhchysarai raion investigating bodies seven months ago, but no actions have been taken. I phoned investigators, but they either ignore this or don’t answer the calls, knowing my number. I don’t know the situation now. I...
05/25/2017 - 12:15
MP Hanna Hopko, who chairs the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs, initiated an appeal to the Mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klitschko, requesting him to consider initiating activities to commemorate Clyman, as well as to popularize her contribution to unveiling the Ukrainian people’s...
05/25/2017 - 11:27
Rhea Clyman had been hardly prepared to see what she saw in the Ukrainian countryside in 1932. This was despite the fact that the journalist had worked in the Soviet Union for four years and knew the realities of the country, she had even gone to the Soviet Arctic due to her desire to see camps of...
05/24/2017 - 17:54
A baby elephant among flowers, impetuous deer, a squirrel on a girl’s shoulder, and a cat with pink and blue spots around its eyes – these characters of Yoshiko are simple and wonderful like the joy you feel when a bird sings sweetly at dawn. The works of this Tokyo-based lady...
04/26/2017 - 18:07
“Naive art knows no aggression. This is what it is: sweetness itself. And our world lacks it,” muses Petro HONCHAR, one of the curators of the exhibit “Pure Art.” The project is currently open at the Mystetskyi Arsenal exhibition center in Kyiv and includes several hundred...
04/24/2017 - 17:52
The wall of a building in Prypiat features a picture of a mother bear with a cub. Next to it, one can see a graffiti of a deer family. These are almost all animals which we were able to see in the exclusion zone, except for butterflies and other insects and a black woodpecker that overflew us at a...

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