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A favourite motif in Roman Selskyi's work was the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains, their views and the homes of Hutsuls. This region became a kind of Mecca for the artist, the main theme of all his art. Selski and his students travelled to the mountains every summer for two or three months. Roman Selskyi felt at home in the mountains, he was well-versed in mountaineering routes, had great respect among Hutsuls, so the Carpathian motives are especially emotional. In the mountainous themes, we can see thorny motifs of withered and blocked trees, motifs of overgrowth, deadwood, silhouettes of stumps. In "Carpathian Motif" in the foreground there are fallen trees in reddish-orange and violet colour, where young spruce is seen pulled up with the root slanted to the left, against the dark blue silhouette of the mountain. Above is a streak of bluish-blue with grey-pink clouds in the sky.