September 3, 2008
Whielki Krasnal’s painting – from the exhibition Olympic Fine Arts 2008 to the museum in Beijing
Whielki Krasnal “Propulsion”. 2008. Oil on canvas. 120 x 160 cm
Whielki Krasnal was invited by International Olympic Committee, Chinese Ministry of Culture and the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Fine Arts 2008 to take part at the exhibition Olympic Fine Arts 2008. As the only one he represented Poland.
The formal exhibition opened in Beijing on August 11 Li Changchun; member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president and Juan Antonio Samaranch, the IOC honorary president, attended the opening ceremony in the China International Exhibition Center.
The artist received official letter with acknowledgement from the chairman of Olympic Fine Arts - He Zhen Liang, certificate, Olympic Torch from Torino 2006, designed by Pininfarina – designer of Ferrari. Whielki Krasnal is one of the few artists that supported Olympic Games.
The artist presented the painting “Propulsion”, which is the travesty of Rodchenko’s work for Russian Car. He believed in strict connection with the strong body and healthy spirit. The concept is based on avant-garde tradition in which the power of development, strength and futuristic ideas were the most valuable.
The exhibition will last till the end of September, at the International Exhibition Center in Beijing.
After that it will be shown in Switzerland, Greece, United States, and finally situated at the new Museum for Olympic Fine Arts at the Forbidden City.