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FROM THE CYCLE EXCURSIONS IN KIEV
THE ARTICLE "MUSEUM OF BOOKS"

Wax Museum has been re-opened in Kyiv in March 2010. In the building area of about 200 square meters "settled" more than 60 pieces of art. Wax characters "live" in a few rooms that are interconnected by common theme. One room is devoted to writers and movie characters, the other - Ukrainian historical figures, another - variegated leaders and rulers, the next - foreign pop stars and movie stars, the last - Ukrainian stars.

Museum was established at the beginning of the third millennium, though figures often appeared before - in the temporary exhibition. Making characters happened differently. Sometimes the pose and verify the operation had the most "heroes", sometimes - just enough to photograph. To produce some death masks used or still images from performances and films. That's why characters left very different. For example the figure of Vladimir Vysotsky is associated with Anatoly Kashpirovskyi.

But there are pieces in the museum which are able to hit its accuracy. This famous Pronia Prokofyevna (Margarita Krytsyna) Panikovsky (Z. Gerdt), Nicholas Veresen’, Yana Klochkova, Dmitry Gordon. To make a wax figure of famous sportswoman Lilia Pidkopajeva a plaster mask had to be removed from her face. After seeing the result, she even wore a "double" one of their jogging suits. For the "double" Verka Serdyuchka Danilko donated one of the stage "outfit", while "double" Leonid Kravchuk was presented with the glasses "original."

As technology making wax characters, it is top notch. Eye and dentures, real hair - it requires maximum accuracy. For the employees of the museum pieces - as if alive. Their costumes clean, wash your hair with shampoo and a hair dryer stack, vulnerable parts periodically adjust. Wax for their manufacture and supply of Sumy and Chernihiv mixed with a special blend, with which the figure can withstand large temperature difference. Some pieces are made of plastic and wax in them is only the visible part of the body. In making one shape usually is several months of hardworking.

 

 

In the museum of wax figures, in addition to these figures, you can see the shape of Esenin, Mikhail Bulgakov, Gogol, Shevchenko, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Ivan Mazepa, Prince Vladimir and Yaroslav, Olga, Andrei Shevchenko, V. Lobanovskogo, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, Leonid Kuchma, Yushchenko, Tymoshenko, Britney Spears, L. Gurchenko, A. Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc.

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