Stylistic features of decorative and applied arts of Ukrainian Cossacks Cover Image

Стильові особливості декоративно-ужиткового мистецтва українського козацтва
Stylistic features of decorative and applied arts of Ukrainian Cossacks

Author(s): Victoriia Mykolayivna Pishchanska
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Visual Arts, 17th Century, 18th Century, Sociology of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: decorative and applied arts; Ukrainian Cossacks; spiritual culture; art work; Cossack Baroque;

Summary/Abstract: Purpose. The aim of the study is to prove the world-view significance of the Cossack spiritual culture in the cultural and art processes in XVII-XVIII centuries that took place in Ukraine under the influence of all-European Baroque trends and phenomenon of Ukrainian Cossacks and to define genre-thematic and artistic-imaginative features of the Cossack decorative and applied arts, which stay in the area of the existing prejudices in the context of general trends of style development of the Ukrainian art of the period under consideration. Methodology. The methodology of the research consists in the use of comparative, historical-cultural and hermeneutic methods. Mentioned above methodological approach allows to study stylistically the monuments of the Cossack decorative and applied arts, thanks to which one could affirm its authenticity and originality. Scientific innovation. The scientific novelty of the research is related to the inclusion of the Cossack decorative and applied arts into the cultural context of Baroque, with analysis of art and plastic embodiment of spiritual values in the applied art of the Ukrainian Cossacks. Because of insufficiently study of the Cossack spiritual culture and also because of the fact that there are very few relevant theoretical sources on the Cossack Art we have studied the samples of decorative and applied arts of XVII-XVIII centuries on the territory of Zaporozhia`s vast of land. While studying these cultural artifacts we were proceeding from the fact that the religious-ideological and artistic and stylistic features of the Cossack`s Baroque could be derived from art symbols, which in Cossack Baroque style were based on the unity of art and religion. Conclusion. The author concludes that the decorative and applied arts of the Ukrainian Cossacks of XVII–XVIII centuries are a vivid example of a syncretic mix of original folk basis of Ukrainian ethnic culture founded on the harmonious combination of local artistic traditions with religious principles and aesthetic characteristics of the Cossack Baroque.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-56
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Ukrainian