Ukraine

Roman Zilinko

“My artworks continue the tradition of the Ukrainian icon painting of the Carpathian region, which flourished in the 16th and 19th centuries,” explains artist Roman Zilinko. Icon painting in Ukraine appeared with the Christianization of its territories over a thousand years ago. Along with professional icon painting, there were also folk icons in the provincial…
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Ivan Bobkov

The art of Master potters and ceramicist Ivan Boibkov represents “the unity of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine–Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians.” Marina specializes in Crimean Tatar ornek, a traditional form of ornamentation that embellishes various items of everyday life and worship–clothes, fabrics, jewelry, architectural objects, furniture, and even tombstones. Ivan’s traditional pottery is adorned with…
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Lesia Pona

Ukraine’s Pokuttya Folk Art cooperative began in 2015 with the goal of preserving traditional artistic methods and styles of the region. Most of the group’s members are women, Ukraine’s Pokuttya Folk Art cooperative began in 2015 with the goal of preserving traditional artistic methods and styles of the region. Pokuttya’s artisans make embroidered home textiles using only…
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