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Works were accepted in the areas of “Fine Arts”, “Art Photography”, “Vocal Art”, “Musical Instrumental Art” and “Artistic Word”.

The results of the second festival of creativity of the project participants have been summed up “Moscow longevity” “The roads that we choose …”… This year it was held online. About two thousand Muscovites of the older generation took part in the competition program. Creative works were accepted in the areas of “Fine Art”, “Art Photography”, “Vocal Art”, “Musical Instrumental Art” and “Artistic Word”.

The full list of winners and awardees has been published on the festival website…

Competitive selection started on November 1. About seven thousand applications were submitted for it. The works were viewed more than 550 thousand times and gave them more than 33 thousand likes.

The most popular was the “Fine Arts” nomination. It presented more than three thousand paintings in different genres and techniques (abstractions, portraits, still lifes, landscapes, reproductions of famous paintings, sketches from the life of townspeople).

Muscovite Valentina Zhitkova submitted 26 paintings to the competition and received the Grand Prix in the “Fine Arts” nomination. Valentina Sergeevna has been painting for many years, illustrating her own fairy tales, stories and fables, but the victory at the creative festival was her first official award. The artist works in different techniques and genres and is sure that even in a still life there must be a conflict of forms and characters, otherwise the picture will be inanimate.

The first creative success at the festival was achieved by the novice artist Nadezhda Dubrovina. With the painting “Portrait of a Granddaughter” she won the third degree. Nadezhda Vyacheslavovna began drawing thanks to the Moscow Longevity project, and she created the competition work at the request of her 12-year-old granddaughter, depicting her in a modern way – with blue and pink locks of hair. Nadezhda Vyacheslavovna says that modern youth has become a source of inspiration for her, as she is not afraid of experiments.

The second most popular nomination was “Artistic photography”. More than 500 participants sent 2.6 thousand photographs to the competition, which captured animals, landscapes of Moscow, natural landscapes, portraits, still lifes.

More than 500 applications were submitted in the category “Musical and instrumental art”. The participants of the competition demonstrated playing 12 musical instruments, including a guitar, accordion, button accordion, piano, violin, cello, harmonica, spoons, grand piano and saxophone. Muscovite Nikolai Sokolov, who won the second degree, performed the composition Besame Mucho on a travel guitar, which he made with his own hand. Nikolai Ivanovich has been studying music since his youth, played in musical groups, and gave recitals. He made the guitar last year, because he was going on vacation, and he could not take the usual one. Since then, the original musical instrument has become his constant companion.

More than 300 applications were submitted in the “Artistic Word” nomination. The contestants revealed the talent of not only readers, but also authors. In the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, many participants turned to military-themed works. The Grand Prix of the festival was won by Nadezhda Bueverova, who read Andrey Dementyev’s poem “Ballad of Mother”.

One of the performances in the “Vocal Art” nomination was dedicated to the anniversary of the Great Victory. The choir of the Moscow Longevity project participants from the Northern Administrative District performed the Buchenwald Nabat composition by Vano Muradeli and Alexander Sobolev remotely using the Zoom platform. The composition received a special jury prize “For Patriotism”. The nomination also included compositions in different vocal genres (pop, folk, academic vocals and folklore singing).

Moscow Longevity: more than 1.7 thousand people will take part in the online festival of creativity

In January 2021, an online concert of the winners and laureates will take place, as well as an online exhibition of artwork. The organizers of the festival are Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Moscow Population, urban Department of Education and Science and the center of creativity “Hermes”.

In 2019, out of five thousand contestants of the “Roads We Choose …” creativity festival, 250 finalists were selected in the nominations “Vocal Art”, “Art of Dance”, “Theatrical Art and Artistic Word”, “Art in Sports”, ” Fine and decorative arts ”. As a result, the best soloists and collectives took part in regional and district creative events, and the best art works were presented at city exhibitions.

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