« 2023. # 4 (172)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 4 (172), 1095—1102

UDK 75.05-026.765(477)”1950/2010″



SHPAK Oksana

  • Candidate of art studies,
  • Senior researcher,
  • Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • Folk Art Department,
  • 15, Svoboda Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. Article is considered the significant painting work of Nina Dmitrivna Shupliak (Cherkevych), who during the 1950s—2010s. worked, and continues to create in various genres of Ukrainian folk painting (story and everyday life, portrait, still life, landscape), turns to religious themes (icon, religious painting), paints on literary themes, creates decorative compositions. The stylistics of her works in the 1950s and 1970s. can be described as «naive», and the painting of the 1980s—2010s. — as an «author’s folk painting».

The purpose of the article is to use the example of the artist’s work to trace the historical continuity of the plots that are key to Ukrainian folk art.

The relevance of the study is determined by the need to understand authentic artistic phenomena, the growing interest in «naive» painting. During the work on the article, the methods of art analysis, systematization, and comparison were used. The classification of works of painting by Nina Dmitrivna Shupliak was developed (according to the thematic and plot principle), the periodization of creativity was carried out.

Keywords: Ukraine, village of Bishche, Berezhan district, Ternopil region, painting on glass, Ukrainian folk painting, naive, tradition, plot, genre.

Received 25.08.2023


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