77 works by Ukrainian artist Yuri Khimich were placed in the hall of the sixth floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The paintings depict the landscapes of Bakhchisaray, Sevastopol, and other Crimean cities.
An exhibition “Crimean Antiquities” by prominent Ukrainian artist Yuri Khimich has opened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the 77th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars. The opening was attended by Mustafa Dzhemilev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova- who curated the exhibition, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Anton Korynevych and his deputies: Darya Svyrydova and Tamila Tasheva, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Crimea Ayder Rustemov, Metropolitan Epiphanius and the representatives of public and press.
Yuri Khimich (1928-2003) is a prominent Ukrainian neo-modernist artist, a classic of Ukrainian fine arts of the twentieth century, who worked in the genre of architectural landscape. Honored Artist and Architect of Ukraine. In the late 50’s he became famous as one of the best watercolorists of that time. His style is defined by art critics as poetic realism. In 1950-1983, Yuri Khimich created a unique in scale and masterpiece series of graphic and painting works dedicated to the architectural monuments of Crimea. The Crimean cycle combines more than ten graphic and pictorial series created in various art media: pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, tempera, colored chalk. Central to the Crimean cycle is the Bakhchisarai series, which features a neo-modernist style of writing.