Young Translators from SSU Visit Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy
Under the guidance of associate professor of the Department of Germanic Philology Olesia Yehorova and trainee student Oleksandra Bila, group PR-51 has recently visited Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy. This out-of-class activity was held within their current topic in English “Fine Arts” and became a great opportunity to renew their acquaintance with the world of art.
Today the museum exposition and fund number more than 15 000 pieces of paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and arts and crafts. During the exciting and detailed excursion, headed by junior researcher of the museum Oleksii Semashko, the students have dived into the atmosphere of the West European fine art featured by the canvases of Flemish, French, Belgium and Italian masters; got acquainted with bright and unique Ukrainian pieces of art and famous paintings of Russian artists. Moreover, a special emphasis was put on the room devoted to the art heritage of the museum’s founder, artist and public figure Nikanor Onatsky.
The genre diversity of the museum is sure to awake an echo in the heart of every connoisseur of art: thrilling seascapes, bright still lifes, examples of grand and academic portrait art and pieces of animalistic paintings – all these treasures fascinate the visitors on the ground floor of the building. The fist floor exhibits beautiful specimens of arts and crafts of 18–20 centuries and temporary exhibitions of contemporary Ukrainian masters.
The museum is constantly developing. Recent renovating works on the lightning system has given the pieces of art their second wind, introduced the original color spectrum and exposed the details of the plot unnoticed before. For many of the group, the visit was not the first one; however, students admitted that the impressions were new. Hopefully, this experience will encourage other art admirers to take a fresh look at one of the treasure troves of Sumy.
Student of group PR-41