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YURIJ HONCHARENKO

Paintings and Graphics

April 15, 2015

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 In the mythology of ancient cultures, as we know, the world rested on three pillars, three stable bases.
The three pillars of Yurij Honcharenko's art are sincerity, tradition and search....

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PANAS YARMOLENKO

Portraits of My Region

November 23, 2014

alt Village portraits by Panas Yarmolenko is definitely a unique phenomenon in the Ukrainian painting.
The best-known portraits by Yarmolenko dating from the end of 1920s. He painted the portraits of girls, children, brides, family and self-portraits. A lot of portraits...

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IVAN NOVOBRANETS, FOLK ARTIST

April 13, 2011

By Lina Maiba,Folk Art magazine No.2, 1997 Kyiv, Ukraine (translated from Ukrainian)
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Ivan Novobranets was born an artist. From early childhood he painted everything in his parents' hut.

At school he refused to write compositions. He only wanted to draw pictures for which he received low marks.

He was a poor sudent at school. His only passionate interest was painting and history...

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KATERYNA BILOKUR

An Artist's Creed

April 2, 2011

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    KATERYNA BILOKUR. Every generation discovers this artist and interprets her creative genuis in its own way.
    In 2010 we celebrated the 110th anniversary of the birth of the artist whose life's journey was a testament
    of her belief in her unique talent and destiny to become an artist against all odds, a goal towards which she
    advanced with uncompromising determination...

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VASYL H. KRYCHEVSKY

(1872-73-1952)

January 25, 2011

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The creator of new Ukrainian architecture, a pioneer graphic artist, an outstanding and original painter, one of the founders of Ukrainian set design, the first outstanding artistic director in Ukrainian cinema, one of the most profound scholars of Ukrainian folk art, a master of applied and decorative art, one of the first innovative designers of Ukraine and a talented art teacher - Vasyl Krychevsky is a key figure in Ukrainian 20th century art.

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NINA MARCHENKO

Paintings created by soul

November 8, 2010

alt As a graduate of Kyiv Art Institute Nina Marchenko presented her diploma painting - "Returned Childhood" - many of her fellow-students could not understand why she had chosen this subject. Many explained it by the fact that Nina had a training course in Germany and her visiting the concentration camp in Buchenwald made a shocking impression on her...

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NESTOR KYZENKO

A glorifier of the Ukrainian landscape

June 8, 2010

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Nestor Kyzenko self-portrait, 1957
Nestor Kyzenko was born in 1926 in a tiny village of Bizh in northern Ukraine, some 300 km  from  Kyiv His formal education consisted of four years of village school. What mysterious forces made a common, self-educated peasant, take brushes and create paintings  of great beauty?.

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IRYNA OSTROMENSKA-VESHTAK

Bronze Sculpture

May 14, 2010

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    For Iryna Veshtak-Ostromenska the years of successful work in posters and graphics preceded her creative work in
    sculpture. That was the basis for intense shape and metaphorism of created images. The theme of circus, strange
    fellows, ridiculous externally and concentrated in their loneliness internally, was always the favourite theme for
    the artist; she keeps developing it in her sculptures.....

 


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VIKTOR ZARETSKY

Famous Ukrainian artist

December 28, 2009

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   Viktor Zaretsky was born in 1925 in the town of Bilopillia, Sumy region. He completed the Kyiv Art Institute in 1953 and
   worked in the area of decorative and monumental paintings. The artworks of the artist impress with its eccentricity of
   thinking and stylistic variety as well as with wideness of artistic interests: fine arts, graphics, monumental arts, essays,
   memoirs, etc.  His works include landscapes, portraits, genre paintings, monumental works which decorate the interiors  
   of museums and private collections both in Ukraine and abroad. Paintings by Zaretsky are sought after by international
   collectors. They were presented at the Christie's auction, London. The Ukrainian Academy of Art gives an annual Viktor
   Zaretsky Award to the best young artists of Ukraine.
   Viktor Zaretsky died in 1990 in Kyiv.

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IVAN BOBKOV

A new name in Ukrainian ceramics

November 6, 2009

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e introduce  a young ceramist, a former graduate of Kyiv State Decorative and Applied Arts Institute.
   Alongside with his creative activity since 2001 Ivan Bobkov has been teaching at T. Shevchenko State Art School. He is
   a member of the Ukrainian National Artists' Union, a member of National Union of Folk Artists, participant of a lot of
   exhibitions.
   The master's ability to follow folk style and at the same time use it in modern artworks impresses greatly. The most
   fascinating is his technological skills in choosing glaze....

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