In New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art named Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin as Ukrainian artists, the institution’s website testifies to this.
On the pages with Repin’s paintings, it is noted that their authorship belongs to the artist, whose authorship is indicated as “Ukrainian”. Similar information is indicated on the pages of the site with paintings by Aivazovsky.
Aivazovsky was born in 1817 in Feodosia (now the Republic of Crimea, Russia). Repin was born in 1844 in Chuguev (now part of the Kharkov region of Ukraine).
Earlier “Parliamentskaya Gazeta” reported that in the Museum of New York “Russian Dancer” became “Dancer in Ukrainian outfit”. The canvas had its former name back in December 2022, at the same time, in the description of the series of compositions that included the painting, it was said that it was dedicated to Russian dancers. In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not “cancel” world culture. At the same time, he stressed that Russian culture is a significant part of the world culture, and it is necessary to understand its significance and role in the world’s diversity.
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