The History of Ukrainian Art


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The art of Ukraine is a huge layer of our culture which unfortunately we do not know well enough. Our course is intended to make the audience acquainted with fundamental milestones of Ukrainian art from earliest epochs up to the 20th century.

You will have an opportunity to take a fresh look at the works of art around you.

You will learn to see sacral meaning in museum exhibits and to comprehend the works of art.

You will get acquainted with painting techniques of different epochs and peoples who inhabited the territories of contemporary Ukraine.

You will learn to distinguish styles and trends of painting, sculpture and architecture.

The course comprises 8 lectures.

Lecture 1. General Analysis of the Trypillya Culture Monuments of Art as Well as the Scythian Epoch Artefacts.

Lecture 2. The Art of Kyivan Rus. General Historical Context. Architecture: St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Cyril Church. Monumental Painting: frescoes and Mosaics of St. Sophia Cathedral/

Lecture 3. Icon-painting and Book Miniature in Ukrainian Art of the 13-16th Centuries.

Lecture4. The Ukrainian Art of the 17th Century. The Mazepa Baroque. Zhovkva Artistic Community. Painting by Ivan Rutkovych and Iov Kondzelevych.

Lecture 5. The Ukrainian Art of the 18thCentury. Pinzel’s Sculpture. Architecture and Adornment of St. Andrew Church in Kyiv.

Lecture 6.TheUkrainianArtofthe 19th Century. Taras Shevchenko, Mykola Pimonenko, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Oleksandr Murashko, Serhii Vasylkivsky.

Lecture 7. The Ukrainian Art of the 20th Century. The Krychevsky Brothers, Ivan Trush, MykhailoBoychuk and His School, Georgy Narbut. Adalbert Erdeli.

Lecture 8. Ukrainian avangard. Kazimir Malevich, Oleksandra Ekster, Volodymyr Tatlin, Oleksandr Archipenko.


lesson`s duration - 1,5 hours


Age of participants - adults


Numbers of participants - up to 15 people

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