The exhibition “Vytynanka about EVERYTHING” presents works by
students of the Subdepartment of Visual Arts and Design of the Department of Art of the
Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after Volodymyr Vynnychenko within
the museum youth art-project “New Generation” to Youth Day.
The art project “New Generation”, initiated by O.O.Osmerkin
Art-Memorial Museum, is aimed at discovering bright talented personalities in the modern
visual art of Ukraine among the student youth and presupposes the organization of personal
and group exhibitions, publication of themed booklets with art history articles, and
reproductions of creative works.
The exposition of the exhibition includes more than 60 works in
vytynanka technique by the students of 2nd and 3rd years from the series “Based on
Volodymyr Vynnychenko’s works”, “Architectural heritage of Yelisavethrad”, “Preservation
of flora and fauna of Ukraine”, “Polish vytynanka”, “Tree of life”, “Vase”,
“Guardian Angels” created between 2018-2019 years under the supervision of Larysa
Harbuzenko, Ph.D. in Pedagogics, Associate Professor, within the study course “Decorative
and Applied Art” and “Ethnodesign”.
“Vytynanka can express anything. About Vynnychenko, about
architecture, about traditions. From the applied significance it transfers into graphic
one. It is modern here. Keeping scissors in our hands is a tradition. We have also shown
vytynanka in the interior – a lamp, a panel, a clock, a pillow, a tablecloth, a screen”,
- mentioned the curator of the exhibition, member of the National Union of Masters of Folk
Art of Ukraine, laureate of the Regional Award in Architecture, Heraldry, and Vexillology,
and Decorative and Applied Art named after Yakiv Pauchenko in the nomination “decorative
and applied art”, Larysa Harbuzenko.
Vytynanka is a type of Ukrainian folk decorative art with ancient
roots. Nowadays, the art of vytynanka acquired the second breath and is rapidly developing
through the individual creative work of the masters of a folk art who increase the
traditions of folk vytynanka art, broaden its visual art boundaries, deepen compositional
structures, and give it a new meaning.
The exhibited vytynanky made in traditional techniques, are noted by
decorative value and clarity of shape, laconism, and elegancy of the artistic tools.
Images embodied in vytynanky are based on the love for the native land, home, family,
knowledge of history, culture, art, literature, and presuppose a conscious understanding
of the need to preserve these national values.