Eternity. Nina Verzhbinskaya-Rabinovich
watercolours in the Hermitage Youth Centre
From April 16 to April 24, 2009, an Austrian artist
The cycle includes ten sheets done in the pigment printing technique on watercolour paper and three watercolour paintings. The graphic sheets are accompanied with historical references concerning the topic of the image and the quotations from the Ancient Egyptian sayings, the Old Testament and the German poets Helderlin, Rilke, Heine...
The author also remembers the quotation from Seneca the Younger stating that "you have to learn how to live for your whole life. You will be probably particularly surprised by that but you also have to learn how to die for your whole life" and the Ancient Egyptian saying "Follow your fathers and forefathers. You can work succesfully only within the tradition".
The artist says that of particular interest for her is the opposition of the lightest of all technicques, watercolour painting, and images of heavy ancient monuments, granite colossuses or medieval solid gravestones.
On April 19, 12 a.m., the artist will conduct an About Variety of the Watercolour Techniques Master Class in the Youth Centre.
The Hermitage Youth Educational Centre