PROPHORMA ALEXANDER YANUSHKEVICH
Alexander Yanushkevich is a painter, son of a painter, and that constitutes the beginning of a dynasty. This phenomenon is not unique: examples can be found as far back as Ancient Egypt. Fathers used to hand down to sons their craft and an equipped workshop along with social status, which, though not most prestigious, was reliable enough. Everything changed in newer times: cultural status is now stratospheric, and extremely risky socially. Naturally, one of them is the atmosphere that pervades the house and the studio itself: pencils, chalk, paints, paper, drawings, the exciting smell of oil, conversations, sketchbooks, the miracle of a nascent image — everything beckons the child’s hand, everything tempts the child’s mind, everything is inconspicuously absorbed by nerve cells.