To this subject addressed by many artists.
Chernobyl… Already more than 30 years have passed since the word broke in the greatest tragedy in our lives, it heralds the world of the greatest man-made disaster of the twentieth century. Terribly frightened “peaceful atom” inhabitants were ready to believe in the most incredibly fantastic version of the incident: earthquake, aliens, test new weapons. And the official guide to announce the result of the investigation was in no hurry.
“There were two of grief.” Artist: Sergey Davidovich.
Deadly radiation, mutants, cancer and stuff like that is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Chernobyl. This place causes panic among million of people around the world. In the history of mankind has never had such a horrible tragedy, the culprit was the carelessness of people. The world still lives in captivity replicated stamps, deep-rooted in the subconscious. All fully realized that the atom can serve not only to peaceful purposes.
“At the crossroads of destiny”. Artist: Sergey Davidovich.
It has been over 30 years, and many scientists who tried to unravel the mystery of that tragic April day in 1986 that still haunts the main reason that resulted in the destruction of the 4th reactor. Eyewitnesses emergency workers, survivors, said: “You can’t even try to talk about what happened in Chernobyl, if you have not seen the destroyed reactor with my own eyes”.
One thing is for sure that the experiment conducted the night of the fourth reactor was out of control of the station’s employees.
“Ghosts of Chernobyl”. Artist: Sergey Davidovich.
Witness the first moments man-made disaster – shift of station B. Rogozhkin described it this way:”the Night of 26 April 1986, I watched the glowing column of the reactor, right cylindrical shape, height and diameter of the tube of the second stage (the pipe diameter is 20 meters and its height is 100 meters). Inside this glowing pillar smoothly up and down of different shapes (similar to how it happens in a Chinese lantern), the colors were what I never saw.”
“The Chernobyl Madonna”. Artist: Yuri Nikitin.
The explosion was seen as a global technological disaster on a planetary scale: 190 tons released into the atmosphere, radioactive substances and eight tons of radioactive fuel, which was equivalent to the explosion of five atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Radiation had infected more than 145 thousand square kilometers of territory in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
“Live, Belarus! Artist: Sergey Davidovich.”
But the worst thing about this story is that the population was warned about the danger only after two days. As always the statesmen put their reputation first, then only the lives of thousands of people. One hundred and fifteen thousand people began to evacuate from the exclusion zone very late.
“Modern Pompeii”. Artist : Sergey Davidovich.
The Chernobyl exclusion zone, the largest territory in Europe with restricted access it is comparable in size to some countries. And in the center of this zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant – a monument to the biggest industrial disaster in the world.
“In the Chernobyl zone”. Artist: Victor Shmatov.
Artists, as creative people, never stayed away from all the topical issues happening on the globe. And the theme of Chernobyl is not walked by their side.
Many artists from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia – some of those who come from areas affected by radiation, who have seen firsthand the horror that struck the disaster fertile region, located in the heart of Europe. Their work is imbued with tragedy and pain, make us think about the main thing – about the price of human carelessness, and about the priceless life of a person.
“In the vicinity of Chernobyl”. Artist: Victor Shmatov.
And some creators later years go to the places that would be penetrated by the atmosphere and to vent their experiences and to depict feelings of boredom, fear, pain from what I have seen on canvas, in stone sculpture, poetry. And some left on the walls of the crumbling city drawings graffiti that “sound” like a plea for help .
“The funeral of the village”. Artist: Victor Shmatov.
And here’s the Chernobyl area,
The village of Pripyat is a small miracle.
Here roofs for heaven
Village chemists, mechanics, doctors,
And engineers, whose work is particularly notable,
Who valor their
The country benefits in kilowatts.
Now suddenly empty and he died,
Here people stay no reason
After all, this first of habitable area
Now declared an infected area.
Author: Igor Alekseev. 1986.
“Burial in the Chernobyl zone”. Artist: Victor Shmatov.
Twenty-three years later – Chernobyl station stopped generating electricity. “Currently, work is underway on the decommissioning of Chernobyl NPP and transformation of destroyed in the accident of the fourth power unit into an ecologically safe system”. Atomic employs a team of seven hundred people that their labor in inhuman conditions performed feats in the name of all living things. Atomic monster must be completely eliminated by 2065. And the true cause of the explosion still remains unknown, and another Apocalypse could happen in any moment…
“Good-bye”. Artist: Victor Shmatov.
“Forbidden zone”. Artist: Mikhail Savitsky
“The Chernobyl Madonna”. Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
“Sighted”. Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
“Cry of the earth.” Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
“Abandoned”.Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
“Requiem”. Artist: Mikhail Savitsky.
“The Chernobyl Madonna”. Artist: Victor Barabantsev.
“Purification”. Artist: Vladimir Kozhukh.
“Village club (village Kozhushky)”. Artist: Vladimir Gordienko.
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