« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1536—1541

UDK “19/20″В. Zabashta

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.06.1536

Received 31.10.2017


Lohynskyi Yaroslav Volodymyrovych, artist, teacher

at the Department of Drawing

of the M.Boychuk Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design

Boychuk Str., 32, Kyiv, 01103, Ukraine

Contacts: Tel. (044) 2855005; e-mail: kdidpdm@boychukart.kiev.ua

Abstract. The article deals with one of the genres of the famous Ukrainian artist Vasyl Ivanovych Zabashta’s painting heritage (1918—2016). The author’s concept of man is presented in the dynamics of formation and development of the artist’s creative methodology, through the prism of his connections with the family­home sphere, professional academic education, the role of ideological factors of totalitarian time. Special attention is drawn to the formally­shaped aspect of portrait works, in particular on the color factor as one of the key in the artist’s professional methodology. The most significant V. Zabashta’s works of the corresponding genre are being analyzed.

 Keywords: Vasyl Zabashta, fine arts, genre­type system, portrait, author’s methodology, formally­expressive means, concept of color, composition, harmony, contrast.


Zabashta, R. & Zabashta H. (Eds.). (2008). Vasyl’ Zabashta. Maliarstvo: Al’bom­kataloh. Kyiv : Majsternia knyhy. [in Ukrainian]
Zabashta, V. (2009). Svit ochyma khudozhnyka. In R. Zabashta (Ed.), Vasyl’ Zabashta. Kyiv: Majsternia knyhy. [in Ukrainian]
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