Love visiting National Fine Arts Museum of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (www.sakhamuseum.ru) in Yakutsk, Russia. Many paintings, sculptures, installatons.
Hereby, I am eager to show parts of one painting done by the well-known Yakut artist, Timofei Stepanov.
He was the first artist, who depicted the Yakut heroic epic called Olonkho in the series of paintings.
Olonkho is a heroic epic tale of the Sakha people. The poetic tales, which vary from 10,000 to 20,000 verses (or more) in length, are performed by the Olonkho singer and story-teller. Wiki.
In 2004, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO.
Timofei Stepanov was named as a Olonkho story-teller in fine arts. Indeed, one painting is like one big tale with many small stories. As a proof, see below fragments of the above piece called The Upper World.
From last visit to the museum, I’ve got many photographs, so keep following.
- Olonkho, Heroic Epos from Siberia’s Yakutia. Timofei Stepanov’s paintings. Ayarkhaan’s song
- Video: Olonkho, Sakha (Yakut) heroic epos, in the animated cartoon. In Japanese.
- Culture of the Yakuts, Siberian Horse People. Fine Arts Museum in Yakutsk, Russia
- Andrey Chikachev’s Paintings. Fine Arts of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia [photos]
- Olga Monastyreva and her dreams in paintings [photos]