Ukrainian Iconography of the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries: Trends and Leading Schools

  • Ihor Kovalchuk
  • Roksolana Patyk
  • Nataliia Benyakh
Keywords: iconography, icon, art schools, iconostasis, iconography techniques, theological aspect of icons

Abstract

The article deals with the development of modern Ukrainian
iconography and the formation of the main centres and regional
schools, tracing artistic and stylistic features and trends. The
article analyses the activities of the Kyiv and Lviv art schools in
the field of sacred art. The main features of the development of
modern iconography are identified, and the creativity of leading
specialists and iconographers, genres, and technological specifics
of iconography are studied. The scientific novelty of this research
consists in a comprehensive study of modern Ukrainian iconography,
taking into account artistic and stylistic, regional, technological,
and canonical aspects. Features of the formation of art schools and
associations of sacred art in Ukraine are traced.
The aim of the study is to determine the main trends in the
development of modern Ukrainian iconography and to identify the
influence of the leading schools in the field of sacred art.
The methodological basis is a comprehensive analysis of cultural
and artistic phenomena in chronological and theoretical aspects of
the development of modern sacred art in Ukraine.

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Author Biographies

Ihor Kovalchuk

Ihor Kovalchuk, Head of the Dmytriy Blazheiovsky Foundation
for National and Spiritual Revival, UGCC, Director of the Dmytriy
Blazheiovsky Museum of Embroidered Icons.

Roksolana Patyk

Roksolana Patyk, PhD Candidate in Art Criticism, Professor at the
Department of Art Management, Lviv National Academy of Arts.

Nataliia Benyakh

Nataliia Benyakh, PhD Candidate in Art Criticism, Head of the
Department of Wood Art, Lviv National Academy of Arts.

Published
2022-09-12