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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2022. № 4 (166), 971—986

UDK 75/79.072.2(477)”19/20″Г.Дем’ян

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2022.04.971

HRYHORII DEMIAN’S ART CRITICISM PALETTE

SOKIL Vasyl

  • ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3164-1217
  • Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of Department
  • The Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • Department of Folklore,
  • 15, Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: vasylsokil@gmail.com

KOVAL Halyna

Abstract. One of the important parts of Demian’s research work was art criticism, which has been his major for a long time. He was one of the first in Ukraine who had to teach an elective course of art criticism in school, as well as study the creative heritage of many artists, composers, singers and actors professionally.

The purpose of this article is to present the art criticism specialization of H.Demian comprehensively, to highlight his writings on maestros of brush and stage, as well as to emphasize his personal contacts with many creative people and his promotion of these figures among students and other admirers of Ukrainian culture.

The object of the study was a large cohort of artists, in particular, K.Ustyianovych, A.Novakivskyi, H.Smolskyi, A.Ni menko, P.Obal, O.Obrotsa, M.Ivasiuk, and M.Isopenko. Their works were associated with both Boikivshchyna and Bukovyna regions. The researcher paid considerable attention to the creativity of composers (O.Nyzhankivskyi, F.Kolessa, D.Sichynskyi, M.Lysenko, S.Krushelnytska, M.Skoryk) and singers (O.Nosalevych, I.`Slaviak, Z.Dachynskyi, Y.Stadnyk). The article summarizes extensive information about the life and art criticism heritage of these figures, who played a special role in the enrichment of the national identity of the Ukrainian people. The research uses different methods, namely biographical, statistical, culturological, and aesthetic ones.

Keywords: art criticism palette, artists, composers, singers, actors.

Received 30.06.2022

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