Olena Skytsiuk is one of the foremost practitioners of Ukrainian “Petrykivka” painting, a style born in the 17th century. Originally, these paintings were used to decorate household objects and were displayed against a white background. Today’s Petrykivka artists work on colourful backgrounds, as seen on our Dayspring cover.
Named after the village where it has survived to this day, the Petrykivka style of painting was originally used by peasants to decorate the white-washed walls and interiors of their simple dwellings as well as furniture, kitchenware and other household objects made of wood. The most common motifs were flowers and berries, as well as symbolic figures of birds, animals and people. One peculiar element of this tradition was the use of fine brushes made of cat hair, which created the characteristic profusion of ever-so-delicate brush strokes you can see here.
SIZE: Width: 95mm Height: 140mm
PAGE COUNT: 176 Pages
CLOSURE: No Closure
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT): 100
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Decorative printed cover paper