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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 6 (144),  1536–1551

UDK 75.052-526.62 (477-25) «17»

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.06.1536

Received 21.11.2018

ICONOGRAPHY PROGRAM OF THE WALL PAINTING OF XVIII CENTURY OF ST. SOPHIA CHOIRS IN KIEV: ATTEMPT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SEMANTIC ANALYSIS

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7966-7163

Fesenko Dariya Volodymyrivna, Ph.D in art Studies,

junior researcher at the Art Studies Department,

at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,

15 Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel.: 0973153947; e-mail: dariya-fesenko@ukr.net

Abstract. The article is devoted to the study of iconography and semantics of the monumental painting of St. Sophia Cathedral choirs of the XVIII century in Kiev. An attempt was made to reconstruct the iconographic program of the choirs and to substantiate the thesis that the dedication of the church of Sofia, the Wisdom of God in the XVII—XVIII centuries continued to associate with the second Person of the Holy Trinity — Christ. The semantic analysis of the paintings was carried out on the basis of the study of liturgical and ecclesiastical literature of that time.

Keywords: St. Sophia in Kiev, iconography program, Sophia the Wisdom of God, Christ, Virgin Mary, wall painting, painting, XVIII century.

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