Vasyl Yermylov and Constructivism

The Constructivist idea fell on fertile soil in Ukraine – especially in Kharkiv, the new capital after the Revolution. Given the rich cultural life of that city that should not come as a surprise. In 1919, for example, Vasyl Yermylov and Bernard Kratko founded...

The Ukrainian Avant-Garde

Implicit in the paradigm of Western modernism is the notion that the avant-garde movement is predicated on a radical reversal or insistent deviation from established artistic canon or norms. If one adopts this Western historicist view-one that presupposes some kind of...

Mykola Nedilko: Biographical sketch

Mykola Nedilko, the son of Semen Nedilko and Sophia nee Murashko, was born on Nov. 23, 1902 in the village of Ushchenivka on the left bank of the Dnipro, in northeastern Ukraine. His father, a physician and director of the village hospital, hoped that his son would...

Old Books Printed in Lviv

Besides being the cradle of Ukrainian book-printing, Lviv used to be the major breeding ground for book-publishing. Thousands of books have been printed within the space of several centures, quite a number of them have become the property of national culture. Books...

Ukrainian Folk Glassware

Since ancient times the Ukraine has been renowned for its master glassmen, and their wares have been used by all sections of the population. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, large glass tubs, bowls and dishes were widely used amongst the peasantry for...
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