The gallery of the Odessa Literary Museum hosts an exhibition of People's Artist of Ukraine Mykola Prokopenko "Art nude". The key theme of the exhibition was the image of a woman. For many years, the artist studied Ukrainian folk beliefs and rituals in which much attention was paid to the cult of the Great Mother Beregini. In the author’s paintings, the forms of the female body often resemble a vase, flower, or fruit. The woman in his art appears as a perfect creation.
Nikolai Prokopenko - painter, graphic artist, book illustrator, restorer of easel, tempera, oil and monumental painting, decorator. He graduated from the Odessa Art College and the Kiev Academy of Arts. Since 1988, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine and the National Union of Theater Workers of Ukraine. He takes an active part in regional and international exhibitions, as well as in the international biennale and triennial of graphics and illustrations of printed and manuscript books. The master’s works are stored in collections of museums and galleries in Ukraine, Europe, USA, England, Russia, Mexico, and are also in private collections in different countries of the world.