Hives
Series "Bells of Chernobyl"
1987
Painting
Oil
Canvas
50 x 30 cm

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It’s magic rural landscape. Summer meadow, thick tree crown, two rows of hives. The artist, an avid beekeeper, came across this apiary accidentally. He opened the canopy of one beehive, the second, and they were full of honey! The bees worked despite everything. A year later he came to that place and saw the hives lying on the sides, with the frames cut out; the bees flew away, disappeared...

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Petr Zaharovich Yemets is the Ukrainian artist, painter. Since the first days of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant he had been directly in the thirty-kilometer exclusion zone for three years. He worked as a liquidator of t... More
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