The Digital Paintings’ Collection of Prof. Dr. Ileshan Smanov

The State educational compulsory standards of the Republic of Kazakhstan envisage innovative methods of teaching humanities. “A picture is worth a thousand words”- visualization of makes it possible to absorb large amounts of data. The Russian writer Ivan Turgenev wrote 1862 in his novel “Fathers and Sons”: “A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.”

Prof. Dr. Ileshan Smanov, prorector for distance learning of the South Kazakhstan State Pedagogical Institute, has issued a book “Timeless Values” (ISBN 978-601-292-654-5) that presents for teaching purposes a collection of fine arts masterpieces of internationally renowned and as yet less established Kazakh painters. 


Some masterpieces of Kazakh visual artists are released online as a preview of the Digital Paintings’ Collection of Ileshan Smanov.

Abilhan Kasteev
Summer Pasture Chalkude


N. Chludov
Approaching Storm


Dzhambul Dzhabaev and Dina Nurpeisova


M. Kenbaev
Two Riders


A. Galimbaeva
The Song of Kazakhstan


K. Telzhanov
Horse-Mounted Folk Play “Kokpar”


Zh. Kairambaev
Ablai Khan


A. Ospanov