Chinese Students Study History and Culture of Karelia
The students from Anhui Normal University who study at PetrSU on the Double Degree program learn about the history of Karelia.
Within the course “History of Russian Art”, they visited the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia.
The students continued exploring the Northern school of icon-painting, the process of creating an icon, arts and crafts and visited a unique exhibition on the creative work and collections collecting of the Empress Maria Romanova. The biggest impact on the students had the exhibition “Kalevala Universe” commemorating the 170-year anniversary of the second edition of the epos, which featured fine arts, graphic arts, arts and crafts, as well as jewelry of the “Kalevala” collection.
After the excursion the students provided their feedback:
Most of all I enjoyed the workshop. It was amazing for the whole group to get together and draw, that was interesting. This is the first time for us. I also liked the oil and watercolor paintings, as they are very beautiful. It was a great experience.
I have learned about the wealth and greatness of art heritage. The Museum has many vivid and captivating portraits, they are very beautiful, and it was an unforgettable experience.
At the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia we took part in a workshop and it was very captivating. The guide introduced us to the Old Russian icon-painting, national Russian costumes. It had a lasting impression on us.
Art is indeed an essential part of the history of Russia. It is a blessing that these amazing works of art can be preserved and we get an opportunity to experience this supreme wealth we inherited from the artists of Russia.