In the park, I met Dmitry engrossed in reading a book called “Existential Psychotherapy.” Our meeting turned into a fascinating discussion on this subject.
We discussed the idea that each of us is our own God and the creator of our own destiny. We also talked about how “those who are inhibited cannot attain enlightenment.”
Suddenly, a camera appeared as a recording device of our walk.
And life was bustling around us:
Dmitry overcame his initial nervousness, and we continued our discussion.
While the lively bustle of the noisy park surrounded us, we approached a wooden temple and decided to try divination with scrolls.
When I chose the number 69, I was advised: “Avoid commitments.”
Dmitry, who chose number 46, was foretold: “Beware of deception.”
As we approached the wooden temple, it appeared as a stone sculpture, despite its actual material being wood.
The Royal Lazenki are enveloped in grandeur throughout the year, but it is in late May that they acquire a special allure. During this period, everything around them blossoms and fills the air with a delicate fragrance.
The lovely ladies approached Dmitry with a request to take their photograph.
We found ourselves inside the first palace, where female artists were working on creating their masterpieces.
What was astonishing was the accessibility of the objects. Some of them could not only be closely examined with the eyes but also experienced through touch and scent.
Dmitry was amazed by the narrow passages through which important personalities, who were staying in the palace, would walk.
Indeed, it is truly impressive to create not just a painting but a living beauty on the canvas.
It was important for Dmitry to find a moment to sit on the grass. Later, he admitted that it became one of the most memorable moments of our walk.
For me, the most unforgettable moment was visiting the gallery of sculptures. Observing the Greek statue dating back to the 2nd or 3rd century was particularly impressive.
The great art of ancient Greeks has always evoked admiration, and it is particularly remarkable that only the most exquisite works have survived to this day.
The Greeks, rejecting unsuccessful statues, preserved only what was considered truly great.
It is wonderful to observe art in the company of someone who is deeply passionate about this field.
Art historian, cultural scholar.
- Curator of exhibition projects at the National Museum of Belarus.
- Curator of the only exhibition project of Boris Grebenshchikov in Belarus.
- Author of the project “Red Code of the Nation.”
- Memberof the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
I recommend following his Instagram @salodki_art
There, Dmitry passionately shares about art.