The sculpture of the Great Kobzar Taras Shevchenko has taken place at Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University
On the 1st of March 2011 the inauguration of a new work of the King of Marble Nikolai Shmatko - the sculpture of the "Great Kobzar Taras Shevchenko" has taken place at Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University.
The sculptor says that his Shevchenko is an image created in contrast to the numerous monuments put up all over the world. "Shevchenko known by us is made inaccessible and supercilious. I shaped the image of a creative man open and understandable for anyone. He is a poet, writer and painter. This image fits in with the university very well because students and professors are creative people too. They seem to create together and these days", told N. Shmatko.
The sculptor also says that his idea to embody Shevchenko just in this way was in total inspired by studying works of the Great Kobzar, working at Shevchenko museums and reminiscences and images remaining from the school years as well.
"Lugansk National University" bears the name of Taras Shevchenko since 1939. At that time, it was the only higher school in the industrial region educating the Ukrainian language and literature teachers and developing the advanced philological school.