“Angels of Peace” returned to the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly

22/11/2023 18:20

“Angels of Peace” arrived at the headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly - more than three hundred paintings depicting Guardian Angels made a long journey from Europe in special packages.

The canvases have been in Europe since December 2014 and returned to Moscow on November 22, 2023. Unique paintings are an international art project “Angels of Peace”, which has been implemented since 2014 and brings together more than 360 artists from 26 countries. Each artist has painted one large painting (1m x 1m) on the theme “Guardian Angel” to create a unique art object - a single painting-calendar of 366 works. Over 9 years, more than 330 exhibition events took place in Russia and abroad. More than 40 hospitals and social institutions were decorated with posters with pictures of the project.

Since December 2014, 77 paintings have been in Europe, where exhibitions and acquaintances with European artists took place. In 2020, for the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism, the authors of the International art project “Angels of Peace” planned a large exhibition tour in 10 European capitals (Minsk, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana). However, after the pandemic was declared, the borders were closed for quarantine and the paintings remained in Prague, where they were stored.

Thanks to the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, after three years, unique works of art returned from the Czech Republic to Moscow, where they were carefully received at the organization’s headquarters.

And today, with the support of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the initiators of the “Angels of Peace” project - a group of Siberian artists - are working on new plans. Among them is the organization of a large exhibition tour of major Russian cities from Kaliningrad to the Far East, starting in Moscow and, possibly, exhibitions in partner countries.

According to the director of the International Art Project “Angels of Peace”, member of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Natalya Yatsenko, the exhibition program has been gaining momentum for almost 10 years and is ready to fulfill its task in 2023: “By introducing the project as widely as possible to the public, we will be able to use the ideas of public diplomacy talk about the spiritual unity of people from different countries and about Russia’s message of peace and reliance on true human values. There is no analogue to this project in the world, and it always evokes the warmest emotions among viewers, it inspires, gives hope, and shows how many people go through life with bright thoughts and deeds.”

The Head of the Department of Spiritual Culture of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Irina Polyakova, shared her plans for 2024: two exhibitions of the “Angels of Peace” art project will be organized in Moscow - in the Moscow House of Nationalities and in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. In turn, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is preparing a press conference dedicated to the return of the paintings with a story about further plans for the implementation of the Art project. Follow the news.