Olonkho is the Sakha people’s major cultural heritage, that was later proclaimed by UNESCO as the world’s oral & intangible masterpiece. It is a heroic epic tale that might narrated by up to 20,000 verses. It is told by a Olonkho singer or story-teller. In the previous post «Olonkho, Sakha heroic epos, in Timofei Stepanov’s painting The Upper World«, I wrote that the famous Yakutian artist, Timofei Stepanov, appeared to be the first, who depicted the Sakha heroic epic «Olonkho» in the series of paintings. See Olonkho-related posts…

Olga Monastyreva is a contemperary Yakutia-born artist, who lives currently with her beloved in Belguim. In the town of De Haan, they’ve got the fine art gallery «Artepol» (www.artepol.be). Btw, the gallery is depicted in her penultimate painting. See how fascinating her paintings are. Inspired by Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia, her far-away cold wintery homeland. Olga spent her childhood in the town of Khandyga located on the Aldan River in the eastern part of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia. Once Olga described her canvases as Dreams. They look…

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.

This time we proudly present another talented young artist from the Siberian region of Yakutia. It’s Anna Osipova (her page at ArtBreak.com). Anna graduated the Far Eastern State Academy of Arts. Currently she creates her masterpieces at the Ural-Siberian studio of the Russian Academy of Artists. Her early works were inspired by the North and reindeer herders’ life. How it was strong, check yourself. Below find Anna Osipova’s paintings.

Proudly present the «Artists of Yakutia & Self-Portraits» art exhibit taken place two months ago at the Yrgel art gallery in Yakutsk, Siberia/Russia. Follow the link to see 42 paintings and installations in Ajar Varlamov’s pictures.

Previously we informed about Aubry Francine’s upcoming photo exhibit in Southern France, precisely in the tourisom office showroom of Aix en Provence. Now we have the good news. The exhibit happened on October 4th-17th, 2010, and it was very successful. Aubry with the help of the Russian club «Datcha Kalina» and the famous explorer-director, Nicolas Vanier, displayed 35 portraits of Yakut children and the frescoes of drawings by kids from Yakutia, France , Belgium, Portugal and Cameroon on the theme of global warming. Aubry Francine provided us with…

The last week was full of great Yakutia-related news. Here is another one, but this time from France. Received a message from Aubry Francine. She is very remarkable, as she visited Yakutia many times. Frankly saying, it’s hard to count all your stays in our Siberian region. Aubry is an France-based educator, who helps a lot to a French-Sakha school in the village of Khamagatta, 1 hour ride north off Yakutsk. Here is the news.