Ossip Lubitch - Contemplator of life, Film by Aleh Lukashevich.

Ossip Lubitch was born into a family of blacksmiths. He spent his youth in Odessa, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts for four years. In 1919, he moved to Berlin with a group of Russian artists including Pavel Tchelitchev, Jean Pougny, and Lazare Meerson , with whom he produced theater and film sets. Read more...

Michel Kikoine - A poetic world on canvas, Film by Aleh Lukashevich.

Michel Kikoine’s parents settled in Rejitsa, a small town near Vitebsk, shortly after the birth of their son Michel. His mother’s father was a rabbi, and his father Peretz Kikoine worked in a bank. In 1904, the Kikoine family moved to Minsk, where Michel studied business for three years, and met Soutine who was then working as an apprentice tailor. In 1908, Soutine and Kikoine attended Kruger’s Art Academy and later the School of Fine Arts in Vilnius, where they met Krémegne. Read more...

Chaim Soutine - Thirst for color, Film by Aleh Lukashevich.

Chaim Soutine was born in 1893 in Smilovichi, a small town twenty kilometers from Minsk, mostly inhabited by very religious Jews. His father was a tailor. He was second last in a family of eleven children. He started to draw at a very young age. When he was thirteen, he secretly drew the portrait of the village rabbi, thus transgressing the prohibition to represent the human face. Read more...

Marc Chagall - The Color of Love, Film by Aleh Lukashevich.

Marc Chagall was the oldest in a family of nine children. He grew up in a modest family, in a shtetl in Belarus, surrounded by religious traditions and culture. From 1906, he studied painting in his hometown at Yehuda Pen’s studio. The latter was a Jewish painter who taught him the fundamentals of art. In 1907, he left for Saint Petersburg and enrolled in the Imperial School for the Encouragement of the Arts. Read more...