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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2019, 1 (145), 113—119

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KOSIV WOOD CARVING TRADITIONS IN PETRO KORPANIUK ART WORK (based on the exhibition materials by the 60-years anniversary)

BILYJ Victor


Candidate of Art (Ph. D), associate professor

Kosiv Institute of Applied and Decorative Art

Lviv national academy of arts,

Department of Fine Art and Academic Disciplines

2, Adam Mitskevych str., 78601,

Kosiv, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine

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Abstract. Petro Korpaniuk is the representative of the local carvers of Shkriblyak-Korpaniuk dynasty, which started new trends in the decoration of wood items, determined the basic principles of their artistic decoration, identified the main ornamental motifs, various combinations of which have become characteristic of this carving center. Problem Statement. P. Korpaniuk as a representative of younger craftsman generation on the one hand continue traditions of the glorious family, on the other hand stay in constantly searching for new artistic expressiveness ways, coherent contemporaneity. Paper goal: the characterization of craftsman creative handwriting, who, based on the Kosiv carving tradition, suggests his own interpretation of the form, proportions, techniques and ornamental motifs. Methods. The main study methods of craftsman works were become comparative-historical and structural. The first one allowed revealing the traditional decorations, which are typical for Kosiv carving. The second one was used in the works analysis, taking into account the stability of the links between elements in the integral system which is an work of art. Results, Conclusion. P. Korpaniuk suggests his own vision of Kosiv woodcarving tradition with using flat carving, inlaid colored wood, pearl and metal based on rich family inheritance. The craftsman builds his compositions on contrastive comparisons of patterned stripes with incomplete space, rectilinear and rounded motifs, and versatile planes.

Keywords: Kosiv, carving, craftsman, ornament, motif, dynasty.

Received 5.02.2019


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