Art of Vaclovas Vekerotas
On the shore of Kursk Bay (fragment)
Art of Vaclovas Vekerotas

 
The sea and boats have always played an important role in Vaclovas Vekerotas’ art. Vaclovas Vekerotas: “People live their lives like ships: they sail and meet. If a painting is created without feeling or passion, it will be nothing but a painted board.”

About the Author:

Vaclovas Vekerotas
Vaclovas Vekerotas
Marijampole, Lithuania

Vaclovas Vekerotas is a Lithuanian artist. He studied and worked in Klaipėda, a port city, where seeing ships and boats was part of his everyday life. In 1973, he graduated from Vilnius Art Institute. Every fall he goes to the sea for plein air painting. Boats continue to play an important role in his art, just as they did in his youth in Klaipėda. Vaclovas Vekerotas “People live their lives like ships: they sail and meet. If a painting is created without feeling or passion, it will be nothing but a painted board.”

Vaclovas Vekerotas
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by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

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by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

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by Maria Galina

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by Aleksandr Kabanov

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