Arlen Mikheil Kashkurevich

Minsk 1929-2013

Franziskus Skarina – first book printer in Belarus


color lithography on handmade paper

signed and titled below

sujet 57 x 30 cm

size in the mat with frame 74 x 54 cm


Presentation of the first book printer in Belarus, Franziskus Skarina. He printed only a few years after Johannes Gutenberg (1400 Mainz 1468, inventor of the modern printer) the first Bible (1517-1519, published in Prague) in the East Slavic language (Old Ruthenian). Altruthenic was a historical written language in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and after 1569 in the eastern Slavic areas of the Polish-Lithuanian nobility republic.


Arlen Mikheil Kashkurevich (1929 Minsk 2013) is a famous artist of the Republic of Belarus and a winner of the State Prize (1972). He was a professor at the European Humanist University (1995). After studying at the Belarusian Theater and Art Institute at the end of the 1950s, Arlen Kashkurevich chose his own way. Unlike socialist realism: his artistic work balanced between protest, pain, despair, subtlety and refined aesthetics. These are also found in his illustrations to the Bible and Goethe's Faust. The works of Arlen Kashkurevich have already been exhibited in the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Museum of Modern Art (Skopje) and the Goethe and Schiller Museum (Weimar). His graphics are today in many private collections in Russia, Germany and the USA.


price: 150 €