« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1529—1535

UDK 75.046:[75.047:7.026](477.83/.86)”16/17″


Received 17.11.2017


Mysiuha Bohdan Vasylyovych, Ph.D in Art Studies, associate professor

at the Department of Art Management of the Lviv National Academy of Arts,

Kubiiovych Str., 38, Lviv, 79011, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2761482; e-mail:

Abstract. The article outlines the evolution of the mimetic image of nature in staffage paintings in icon art of Halychyna of the 17th-18th centuries. The role of «mimesis» in landscapes in religious scenes is opened from the position of its perceptive necessity and sprea­ding the ideas of humanism in the Ukrainian culture. Relevance of empirical world­view caused imitation of subject pastoral compositions of Western­European art, appearance of illusory (backstage) type of depicting a perspective, light­and­shade modeling of the objects of staffage.

Keywords: mimesis, landscapes, icon paintings of Halychyna, empirical world­view, objects of staffage.


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