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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2022. № 1 (163), 36—49

UDK: 7.041:27-526.62-312.47]:7.025.4

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2022.01.036



  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7168-8362
  • senior researcher, Lviv National Academy of Arts,
  • Department of Restoration of Art Objects,
  •  38, Kubiyovycha Street, 79011, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts:e-mail: dobrogroza@gmail.com

SKOP Mykhailo

Abstract. The article considers the icon of «Virgin Hodegetria» from the Kamyanka-Buzka district of the Lviv region of the XVII century. The relevance of the topic lies in the comprehensive analysis of the art object, which is studied for the first time. The study focuses on a detailed examination of the artistic style of the monument. In particular the most characteristic features that may indicate the authorship of Ivan Rutkovych are considered in the article. The author analyzes iconography and researches of an icon that served as a model.

The aim of the article is to investigate the artistic features and iconography of the icon «Virgin Hodegetria» from Kamyanka-Buzka district, to prove the authorship of Ivan Rutkovych. For this purpose there where used such methods as formal-stylistic, comparative, method of iconographic analysis, method of reconstruction, method of research of cultural context.

The object of research is the icon «Virgin Hodegetria» from Kamyanka-Buzka district. The subject of research is artistic features, attribution and iconography. As a result of the research it was found that the monument has artistic features that correspond to the works of Ivan Rutkovych in the 70s of the XVII century. More than fifty Ukrainian icons of the XVIth—XVIIIth centuries with similar iconography were also found. Based on art and historical sources, it was established that all examples of this iconography could be derived from the Vilniaus Dievo Motinos icon. The appendices provided a description of the icon for restoration and a list of restoration processes.

Keywords: Ivan Rutkovych, Virgin Hodegetria, Theotokos of Vilnius, iconography, Leontiy Tarasevych, Zhovkva School of Icon Painting, Restoration of Easel Painting, Iconostasis, Ukrainian Icon Painting, Vilniaus Dievo Motinos.

Received 13.01.2022


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