Peter the Great on an artistic visit to Cairo for his 350th birthday

Sun 30 Oct 2022 | 11:06 p.m.

Murad Gatin, director of cultural centers in Egypt, inaugurated the Peter the Great exhibition in the exhibition hall of the Russian House in Cairo.

The inauguration took place in the presence of the Consul General in Hurghada, Victor Farabaev, a Russian delegation of plastic artists, Salah El-Meligy, the former head of the plastic arts sector, Sherif Gad, the president of the Arab Union of Graduates of and Soviet Universities, and artist Heba Saleh Comisir.

Thirty Egyptian and Russian artists took part in the exhibition; they presented a variety of works in surreal and realist, collage, caricature and portrait styles within the artistic styles of different schools.

On his part, Gatin mentioned that Peter the Great, the great Russian emperor, is similar to Sultan Muhammad Ali in Egypt, as he led a reform revolution in Russia and contributed to the development of the country through different cultures and worked to develop all areas of life, leaving a great impact on the hearts of the Russian people.

He underlined his happiness with this Egyptian interest in the history of Russian culture and the great Russian emperor.

Gatin also thanked Saleh, who organized the exhibition and communicated with the Egyptian artists, as well as Aksana Vladimirovna for her communication with the Russian artists.

Farabaev underlined the importance of this event in celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Great Emperor of Russia.

Heba Saleh Comisir expressed his appreciation for Egyptian and Russian artists who interacted with all data, information and visual content of historical, cultural, artistic and architectural aspects of St. Petersburg and expressed it in their paintings in different artistic styles .

She also thanked the Egyptian and Russian children for their beautiful childhood creativity.

At the end of the exhibition, Gatin and Gad distributed certificates of appreciation to the artists participating in the Peter the Great exhibition, which aroused the admiration of the delegation of Russian artists and their appreciation for the artists’ vision Egyptians of the Emperor of Russia, emphasizing that Russia and its Emperor Peter the Great became beautiful through Egyptian eyes.

Submitted by Israa Farhan

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