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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 2 (170), 406—412


DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.02.406



  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-1947-8325
  • Candidate of Art Studies (PhD),
  • Associate Professor of the Department of Art History and Theory,
  • Lviv National Academy of Arts,
  • 38, Kubiyovycha St., 79011,Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: yulia.babunych@ukr.net

Abstract. Problem Statement. The article examines the problem of the activities of Ukrainian modernist painters outside of Ukraine. The relevance of the problem is given by the need to study the artistic experience of Ukrainian artists in emigration and its connection with the sources of national culture. Many current art phenomena in the combination of national and multicultural experiences have established themselves outside the Ukrainian ethnic lands, primarily in the leading art centers of Europe.

Purpose. In this connection, one of the foreign centers of creative activity of Ukrainian modernists of the first third of the 20th century, namely Paris, was analyzed, which became the purpose of the publication.

Results. Based on the analysis of paintings, it was determined that they had powerful professional skills and various individual artistic experiences. At the same time, it was found that Ukrainian modernists in emigration had a certain commonality of creative qualities, in particular, in the area of ​​individual treatment of plastic form and in the field of color.

Conclusion. The article revealed and proved that, having formed pro-European painting visions, domestic modernist artists did not leave the Ukrainian sources of their creativity. Many artists from Ukraine demonstrate commitment to national cultural and artistic traditions in the context of developing their own pictorial concepts and worldview orientations. The introduction of national elements of Ukrainian culture into the artistic space of European modernism played an important role.

The research methodology is based on theoretical analysis, systematization and generalization and historical review.

Keywords: modernism, painting, artistic environment, artist, creativity.

Received 25.02.2023


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