« 2017. #5 (137)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 5 (137), 1141—1148

UDK 76.071.1:097(477.85/.87) “187/195”

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.05.1141

IVAN KRYPIAKEVYCH AND WOODCUTS BY OLENA KULCHYTSKA

Rudenko Oleh Vasyliovych, Ph.D in Art Studies, associate professor

at the Department of Book and Easel graphics

at the Ukrainian Academy of Printing

Lychakivska Str., 3, Lviv, 79008, Ukraine

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2975062; e-mail uadgraphicart@gmail.com

Abstract. The paper focuses on the analysis of Olena Kulchytska’s graphic art produced for an outstanding Ukrainian historian Ivan Krypyakevych. The study looks at the creative method of the artist, historian’s personal interests, and cultural and historical context of that time. The researcher considers some articles by Ivan Krypyakevych dedicated to the study of Ukrainian woodcuts and the varying outcomes of Olena Kulchytska’s artistic and iconographic pursuits during the development of the ex libris. Attention is paid to the interpretation of the relevant attributes introduced by the artist into her compositions.

Keywords: graphic, sketch, composition, creativity, symbol, history, state, national culture.

Received 20.07.2017

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