Portrait of Bauyrzhan Momyshuly appears on the apartment building wall in Nur-Sultan
A mural dedicated to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, a legendary battalion commander, who was posthumously awarded with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union, appeared on the wall of one of the apartment buildings on Tashenov Street in Nur-Sultan. The art project is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the World War II, or the Great Patriotic War, as it was named in the USSR.
The artists Yerzhan Tanayev and Ali Zakir were the authors of the graffiti. Under the guidance of the art curator Kristina Bekmurzayeva, the artists completed 15 large-scale projects across Kazakhstan.
“A mural will depict the female hands that hold a photo of a young Bauyrzhan Momyshuly. The hands symbolize thousands of mothers, wives and all women, who were waiting for their loved ones from the front – the Great Patriotic War touched every family. This portrait reflects the idea that the war heroes fought for peace, they defended their home and the Fatherland, and they did all that so their descendants could live in a peaceful world in the future. It took the artists one week to install a wall mural. They spent over a month for preparatory works. The art project is funded by sponsors,” said project curator Bekmurzayeva.