Museo Andino exhibits unpublished collections of the national artist Dinora Doudtchitzky19 de June de 2019
“The other light of Dinora” is the name of the temporal exhibition that shows works by this outstanding artist in various techniques, such as drawing, watercolor, printmarking and painting, as well as documents, notes, photographs and other testimonies of her career, until her death in 2004.
Santiago, June 19th 2019. Curious and affable spirit was Dinora Doudtchitzky, the painter and engraver who was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1914 and arrived in Chile, from Buenos Aires, in 1939. Here she studied at the School of Applied Arts of the University of Chile, in Santiago, and was a friend and engraving assistant of Nemesio Antúnez, who, later, helped to found the mythical Taller 99.
In addition to the artistic creation, she was passionate about music and nature, participating as a flutist in ensembles that performed old music and integrating groups that made long walks and excursions in the Andes foothills in Santiago. She was also passionate about teaching, and for twenty or more years she taught engraving at the Catholic University School of Art.
Affable and maternal, in her works she always sought to convey a message of serenity and tenderness, balance she recognized in nature and in all expressions of beauty.
The contribution of Dinora to the development of national art, as a teacher and author, is still little known. For this reason, the Museo Andino of the Fundación Claro Vial, in conjunction with the Casa de la Acuarela Foundation, linked up with Silvia Quiroga, Dinora’s only daughter, who made her mother’s personal collection available. Unfortunately, Silvia passed away, but her children, as a tribute to her memory, gave continuity to this initiative.
We must also mention the participation in this exhibition of the Law of Cultural Donations, and the interest of the diplomatic representation of Ukraine in Chile, for participating in the recognition of an artist who was born in its territory. Highlight, also, the curator and texts of the exhibition, made by the Art Historian Macarena Murúa.
“The other light of Dinora” is the name of the temporary exhibition that is exhibited in the Museo Andino, inside the Viña Santa Rita, which allows an intimate look at this national artist’s creations and biographical and spiritual aspects that are essential for to understand the imaginary that accompanied her throughout her career, until her death in 2004.
Some of the exhibited works will be for sale. The exhibition is open to the public until September 1st., 2019.
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