Victor Yushchenko and Dutch Princess Margaret have visited an exhibition of Ukrainian art in Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk Museum.

In his speech, the Head of State said art “has always been one of Ukraine’s best features.”

“It is quite symbolic to see Ukrainian masterpieces exhibited in the Netherlands, the country that is famous for its Flemish style,” he said.

President Yushchenko characterized the exhibition as “another manifestation of the multifaceted nature of Ukrainian-Dutch relations.”

Then the President spoke with the curators and visitors of the exhibition, the president press office informed.

DeNieuwe Kerk (The New Church) is now showing paintings and watercolours by the best-known Ukrainian artists of the 19th century and early 20th century. Among the highlights are the works of Repin, Murashko and Levchenko and the monumental work “The Bride” by Krychevsky.

The exhibition has been made possible by the Founders of the Nieuwe Kerk, Fortis Bank and Buhrmann NV, and the chief sponsors, Getronics PinkRoccade and KPMG, and is a co-production with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam is famous for its much talked-about exhibitions. With hundred thousands of visitors every year, the church is one of the most attended exhibition locations in the Netherlands.


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