« 2018. #6 (144)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 6 (144), 1596–1602

UDK 7:2.7.01/.03.726.477


Received 21.11.2018



Herii Oksana, Candidate of Sciences in Art Studies,

Senior Researcher,

Folk Art Department,

The Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

15 Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel.: (032)297-01-57; e-mail:

Abstract. Artistic and stylistic features of the exterior of the group of churches in Galicia, built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with original decorative elements — the angular pillars of the piles, are considered in the article. The specifics of the distribution and use of the Neo-Byzantine style in the art of Europe in the middle of the nineteenth century is characterized. The artwork of the Austrian architect Teophil Hansen and its significance in the development of the sacred architecture of Ukrainians are analyzed.

Keywords: Neo-Byzantine style, Hansen Teofil, Vasyl Nahornyi, Sylvester Havryshkevych, House of Disabled Veterans in Lviv.


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