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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 3 (171), 697—718

UDK [7.046.3:27-526.62-549](477)”16/17″:930 

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.03.697

EUCHARISTIC ICONOGRAPHY IN UKRAINIAN ARTS OF THE 17th—18th CENTURY. STATE OF SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROBLEM

SYVAK Vasyl

  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0009-0003-7450-6776
  • Senior Lecturer,
  • Lviv National Academy of Arts,
  • Department of Sacred Art,
  • 38  Kubiyovycha St., 79011, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: Vasylkosyvak@gmail.com

Abstract. There is no comprehensive scientific study in Ukrainian art history that would cover the entire range of issues of Eucharistic iconography in Ukrainian art of the 17th—18th centuries. An in-depth analysis of primary sources and available scientific publications on the outlined topic makes it possible to study unexplored or little-researched areas, which proves the relevance of the proposed topic. The purpose of the work is to analyze the historiography of the stated topic. The object of research is Eucharistic iconography, highlighted in works of Ukrainian art, theological and scientific works. The chronological boundaries of the work cover the 17th—18th centuries.

The subject of the study is the state of disclosure of the proposed problem, highlighted in the sources and scientific literature. The territory of the study covers the western, partly northern, eastern and central lands of Ukraine, where monuments of sacred art, tangential to our topic, have been most preserved and spread. For a wider range of study of the relevant materials and for the comparative characterization of the monuments, we will analyze the works of foreign researchers in which related facts are reflected.

The general scientific principles of historicism, systematicity, and scientific objectivity became the methodological basis of the research, which made it possible to carry out the necessary scientific analysis of published works, as well as its individual aspects.

Keywords: Eucharist, icon, Eucharistic iconography, symbolism, allegory, historiography, theology, engraving, carving.

Received 13.06.2023

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