The mural is the final stage of the charitable art project “Drawing Like Da Vinci” participated by senior students of Taras Shevchenko State Art School and implemented by United World Cultures Foundation (UWCF) under our charitable program “The Future Genius”.
What is the history behind this mural?
The project started on 1 February 2020 as a part of the Expo Day “Da Vinci: Different Perspective” at Parkovy Kyiv International Convention Centre (video). The contestants – 90 students of Taras Shevchenko State Art School – competed in the contest “Drawing Like Da Vinci” to become the author of an interactive mural on the wall of their own school.
The contest took place as follows:
First, the children were divided into three areas, and then each area was given a reference painting by lot. There were three of them: the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man, and the Lady with an Ermine. The contestants had to create their own interpretations of the paintings in any genre, theme, style, with the only essential condition that the base painting could still be recognized. They had 3 hours to make their own paintings. After that, the jury short-listed three winners that competed for the grand prix in the contest final.
The contest winner was 9th grade student Olha Klymenko. Her drawing inspired by the artwork of Ukrainian painter Maria Pryimachenko has become the rough design for creating a mural on the school wall.
The mural has been animated into augmented reality. This mural can come to life, if you: 1. download the SIMO AR; app from the Google Play store or App Store, 2. open the app and focus your smartphone camera on the mural.
Created by Olha Klymenko, 9th grade student of Taras Shevchenko State Art School, winner of the art contest
Painted by ВVolodymyr Pastushak / PastART studio.
Animated by animation studio PAUSE TO PLAY and YАSKRAVO.