Eucharist Images of Christ on the 1690–1750s Icons of Rybotychi Masters: Sources of Iconography and Reasons of Popularity Cover Image

Євхаристійні образи Христа у творчості риботицьких майстрів 1690–1750-х рр.: джерела іконографії та причини популярності
Eucharist Images of Christ on the 1690–1750s Icons of Rybotychi Masters: Sources of Iconography and Reasons of Popularity

Author(s): Roksolana Romanivna Kosiv
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Visual Arts, 17th Century, 18th Century, History of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: symbolic eucharistic images; iconography; 1690–1750's Rybotychi icon painting center; icon; church;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is to figure out the symbolic eucharistic iconography on the 1690–1750s icons of Rybotychi masters who worked mainly for the churches of Peremyshl and Mukachevo dioceses and to find out how and why the new models of iconography were reflected in their works, as well as to reconstruct the location of such icons in a church. Methodology. To achieve this goal, methods of iconographic and iconological analysis, methods of semiotics and reconstruction were applied. The scientific novelty of the article is that the 1690–1750s eucharistic symbolic icons of Rybotychi masters were under the study for the first time. Iconography sources of these images, their connection to the Ukrainian art of other regions, the reasons for the popularity of some themes and the location of the icons in the church were revealed. Conclusions. In the 1690–1750s works of Rybotychi masters, the images of Christ in the chalice and Christ the Vine were more prevalent. Icons of Christ in the chalice were on the prothesis, the icons of the Christ the Vine were mainly a part of the tabernacle. Rybotychi masters rarely turned to other symbolic eucharistic images of Christ, derived from Latin art.