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Artist and captain. Just fate ...

Exhibition of paintings and graphic drawings by Romanas Borisovas (Lithuania)
September 20 - November 20, 2019.

On September 20, 2019 at 16:00, the personal exhibition of a Lithuanian artist Romanas Borisovas “Artist and Captain. Just fate”, which consists of 44 paintings and graphic pieces will be officially opened.

The main direction of his work has always been architecture. In Kaliningrad he is not so famous as a maritime painter. However, marine painting occupies a very large place in artist's life. This is due to the fact that Romanas Borisovas is not just a professional artist who paints the sea. He is an artist with a captain’s diploma, a yachtsman with fifty years of experience. And during all these years, sheets of paper, pencils and watercolors were the constant companions of the captain-artist. He painted islands he passed by on this yacht, ships, waves and coastal cliffs.
While he was at sea, he painted with watercolors and created pencil sketches, and on the shore he gave his perforation to the oil paint.
The art of Romanas Borisovas presents us seas and shores, seen through the eyes of an artist and a sailor sincerely in love with the atmosphere of the sea, its lines, shores and sharp verticals of masts and sails, cutting through the endless horizon.

The exhibition runs until November 20, 2019. We are waiting for you at the art gallery of the Maritime Exhibition Center of the Museum of the World Ocean in Svetlogorsk, Lenin street 11 (Amber Hall building).

Brief information about the artist
Romanas Borisovas was born in 1949 in Vilnius, where he later graduated from the Art Institute. He has accounted for more than 80 solo exhibitions in European countries, Russia and America. Many of artist's works are now in museum collections and private collections in various countries of Europe, America, Africa and even in Australia. Thousands of nautical miles remain behind the stern of his yachts - more than two laps around the equator in total. Romanas Borisovas took part in regional and international regattas more than once.

The Disappearing Shores of the Sambian Peninsula


The Museum of the World Ocean invites to Svetlogorsk. The exhibition “Disappearing Shores” at the Maritime Exhibition Center is now open. Unique paleontological samples will guide you to the mysterious world of ancient inhabitants. Their fascinating story is captured in stone, and we have a chance to read this stone book. There are more than 100 “pages” in it, and the oldest is “written” 500 million years ago. However, there are more “recent” records - the bones of animals of the ice age, they are only 40 thousand years old.

You will be surprised to find out that those records are located right under our feet. If you walk along the beaches of the Sambian peninsula, especially in the vicinity of Cape Taran or Svetlogorsk, you will notice high steep banks and a large amount of boulder-pebble material - igneous and sedimentary rocks. The latter often contain fossils belonging to different geological systems. And it is important to decrypt the “hieroglyphs” left by our planet. And the new exhibition may become the alphabet that will help you to figure everything out.

The presented fossils were diligently collected by the local collector of antiquities - candidate of biological sciences Efim Izrailevich Kukuev. Beautiful illustrations for the exhibition are taken off the coast of the Sambian Peninsula, composed of Cenozoic rocks. Having become acquainted with the new exhibition project, you’ll learn to distinguish prints of the ancient cephalopods and all kinds of trilobites under your feet.


Treasures of the Ocean: WEST vs EAST

Mysterious and mystifying underwater life through the eyes of venerable Russian and Finnish photographers, laureates of many photo contests, at a new exhibition in the main building of the West-East Museum: bizarre stones, rocks covered with sea anemones, canyons, grottoes inhabited by a large number of marine creatures - from the simplest mollusks to jellyfish, spider decorator crab, tropical shrimp and cuttlefish. The desire to see and capture what is hidden from our eyes often leads photo artists to the most amazing and inaccessible corners of our planet. Hoping to obtain unique shots, photographers conquer mountain peaks, descend to the ocean bottom, spend hours waiting for a perfect moment to take a picture, and risk their lives.

The exhibition presents photographs made by Russian artists in the coastal waters of Sakhalin and Moneron, as well as Finnish ones – taken in the depths of the Baltic Sea.

The exhibition is open in the main building of the Museum of the World Ocean.

A Journey Beyond the Three Seas. Afanasii Nikitin’s Voyage

A Journey Beyond the Three Seas. Afanasii Nikitin’s Voyage exhibition has been opened at the Maritime Exhibition Hall.

The legacy of Afanasii Nikitin comprises rich ethnographic and historic material. Combined with other sources it lets better learn the history of the faraway countries and peoples.  It is not an accident that the project was opened at the Maritime Exhibition Centre. There is no better place to immerse into the history of the faraway countries and peoples than one of the best ethnographic collections of Southeast Asia in Europe. I.Kant BSU students from sunny India got to know amazing artifacts from the Indian Ocean coast with genuine interest. Enriched with illustrations by magnificent artist Alexander Melikhov, they give visitors a free range for imagination.

West – East. Unity in Diversity


What connects the coasts of Sakhalin and the Baltic Sea? These are the points experienced by underwater photographers.
Dwellers of the sea and ocean charm divers with their colours for many years. However, underwater photographers have only just started exploring an amazing world of invisible animals. Submerging there one can reveal another world that is so different from what we are used to see in everyday life.

The exhibition is openув at the Main building of the museum.


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