Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ambassador: Culture helps develop public diplomacy

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MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – Culture helps develop public diplomacy and brings countries closer together, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ecuador to Belarus Carlos Humberto Larrea Davila said at the opening of an exhibition at the embassy on 24 March, BelTA has learned.

The exhibition features 60 works by six Ecuadorian artists and two Belarusians. This is the sixth exhibition in the Meetings series themed around the social significance of music. Carlos Humberto Larrea Davila believes that music, in the same way as the art of painting, helps express things that are difficult to say in words. “Every painting conveys the spirit of peoples with the help of lines, colors, forms and textures,” he said.

The exhibition showcases works of Ecuadorian artists Edwin Andrade, Carlos Monsalve, Mesias Onate, Manuel Trikaliotis, Fausto Feran, and Pedro Valdivieso. The works are filled with light and bright colors. The exhibition also presents paintings by Belarusian artists Yuri Podolin and Gennady Shakovets characterized by special expressiveness.

Honorary Consul of Ecuador to Belarus Viktor Atroshchik, who is a big fan of the art of Ecuadorian artists in particular and Latin American artists in general, said that in 2017 Belarusian artists will tour Ecuador where they will be able to get acquainted with the country, its amazing nature. An idea has been put forward to hold in Belarus a large-scale exhibition of works by Latin American artists whose distinctive style is of great interest to the audience and art critics.

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