Portraits of Tymofii and Mykhailo Boichuk (?)
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Tymko (Tymofii) Boichuk (1896–1922) was a Ukrainian painter, graphic artist, as well as the younger brother and student of Mykhailo Boichuk. At the age of sixteen, he came to Lviv to become an apprentice of his older brother Mykhailo. The lines of construction are clear and accurate. At the same time, they retain their smoothness and give the whole composition roundness. In general, Mykhailo Boichuk paid great attention to the line and its capacity, because in each work he sought to achieve completeness of content, using the most concise means and forms. There are two details that stand out in the portrait, namely the emphasized "folk" ruddy cheeks and the frowning eyebrows of the man. The sprout of the plant is depicted in the left hand of the portrayed man. The simplest actions in Boichuk's works acquire metaphysicality and timelessness. Boichuk often used plant elements in his other works, appealing to ancient ornamentalism. On the reverse side of the sheet, there is an image of a similar male figure; however, the man is older and depicted in a mirror image. The sprout of the plant is without leaves. It might be a self-portrait.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Tymofii (Tymko) Boichuk
- Lifetime of the person portrayed