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The World of Nivkh

Givi Mantkava. Study for the painting «Nivkh Archers». 1970-s. Pastel on cardboard. 94.4 x 69.8
30 november 2016—6 february 2017

The Russian Museum in conjunction with the Sakhalin Art Museum presents the exhibition The World of Nivkh, which opens up the culture of one of the oldest indigenous people of the Russian North. The ethnic name nivkh means man, the one who lives in my village. The people of this small nationality are direct descendants of the ancient population of Sakhalin and the Lower Amur. The decorative and applied art of the Nivkh people has deep roots in folk art and keeps elements of local folklore, ornament and traditional color scale.

The sublime theme of unity of man and nature in works of Nivkh artists reflects the originality of creative heritage of this nationality.

 

The exhibition contains the items from the collections of the Sakhalin Art Museum,

Sakhalin Regional Museum, Okha Regional Studies Museum and Nogliki Regional Studies Museum.

 

The exhibition is supported by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, Ltd.

Givi Mantkava. Yukola. 1965. Oil on wood particle board. 120 x 120 Lidia Kimova. Swan Girl. Decorative panel.1982. Made by hand from fabric, cloth, twill, lace, embroidery, tambour beading. 79x30 Grisha Bruskin, Svetlana Bogatyr. Scene from the life of the Nivkhs. 1975. Oil on canvas Anatily Ni. Young Nivkh Woman.1972. Hammered copper. 37 x 44 x 36 Sergey Gurka. Have to hurry. 1967. Oil on canvas. 50 x 250 Givi Mantakava. Nivkh Archers.1973 Oil on canvas.160x186 Lidia Kimova. Vera Khein’s drying racks. 1989. Watercolour on paper. 315 x 506

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