Recently, a young autistic artist Maksym Brovchenko held a master class in painting. In a sunflower field, Ukrainian heroes – rescuers, border guards, policemen, and the National Guard – together with an 11-year-old schoolboy from Berdiansk painted a joint picture of “The Offensive Guard”.
Cosmo-Max came up with the idea earlier, and each participant was given the opportunity to add something from the heart to the canvas. Despite the fact that the participants of the “‘painting lesson’ were far from being professional artists, the joint work became a symbol of Ukraine’s future Victory in the treacherous war against the russian occupier and gave even more confidence in the realization of every Ukrainian’s dream – Victory and a peaceful sky overhead.
Maksym began his artistic career with paintings on space topics, as he has always been interested in this subject and dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist. However, after the war began, the young guy painted only patriotic canvases, some of which were seen by the participants of the event.
“The paintings are very thematic, not every adult would paint like this. Today I wish only a sunny sky overhead and happiness for myself and all Ukrainians,” said Lidiya Smoliy, a patrol police inspector who celebrated her birthday at the master class.
After the master class, the security forces unfurled a large Ukrainian flag with Maksym, on which each participant wrote words of faith and wishes for a speedy Victory. The young artist from the temporarily occupied Berdiansk, whose talent is supported by the NGO “Child with Future”, plans to hand over the painting and the flag full of hope to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Maksym Brovchenko has already presented his works to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny, First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, Pope Francis, many public figures, and ordinary people to express his gratitude for the desperate struggle against the enemy and to support those who are defending our homeland with art.
The boy sells his paintings and donates the proceeds to the needs of the army and support for children with autism. For his invaluable contribution to the fight against russia, the “little Ukrainian Picasso” – as Maksym was nicknamed in the media – received an award from the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.