Peek into history and Mongolian culture with ‘Beginning’











Catch “Beginning”, a joint exhibition by nine newly graduated artists, at the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, before June 29.
These classmates are making their mark in the art world with “Beginning”, presenting work with a diverse range of perspectives and mastery.
Mongolian fine arts changed as society went through its political and economic transition. N.Tsultem, the first Mongolian to receive a PhD in art and the museum’s founder and initiator, introduced a new category of art under the name “Mongolian traditional painting”. Mongolian traditional painting techniques are realistic, yet consumed by abstract shapes to inflict meaning, with a heavy influence of northern composition. It requires the artist to learn, let go of what was learned and understand it, and then open their mind to paint.
Tsultem’s daughter Narmandakh has been continuing her father’s work and teaching Mongolian traditional painting at Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture since 1986. Now, eight of her youngest students, B.Buyanbayar, L.Myagmarjav, Ch.Narangarav, S.Sugardalai, G.Sandagdorj, B.Tuvshin, B.Uyanga, Z.Shatartsetseg, and B.Enkhtunsag are releasing their group exhibition “Beginning”, their first step into the vast world of art.
Most of the 40 works are gouache, watercolor or acrylic on cotton, with some work on paper. The fine lines and perfect mastery of proportions are only a mere expression of what is shown in the paintings. Mongolian nature, lifestyle, and culture all take part in this exhibition and form a whole idea that is truly Mongolian. I highly recommend this exhibition for some “Intro to Mongolia 101”.
If you have never been in the Mongolian countryside, have very little knowledge of the customs and culture of Mongolia, or if you are interested in buying some traditional paintings, then join the artists at the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They’re taking shifts at the museum, eager to explain their work and converse with people in the gallery. The exhibition closes on June 29.

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