Portrait of Taras Shevchenko
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Mykhailo Boichuk was attracted by the images of prominent figures of Ukrainian culture; among such figures were the poet Taras Shevchenko, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, and the historian Mykhailo Hrushevskyi. These are sketches and drawings made in pencil or pencil in combination with black watercolor. They solve various tasks related to the expressive possibilities of lines, strokes, and the chiaroscuro; however, they have something in common, namely the artist's desire, as in the iconography, to show not the rough materiality but the spiritual basis of the image. Significant and solemn characters are usually depicted full face; the story of their lives is concentrated in a tense gaze directed at the viewer. All fleeting things disappear. The composition is constructed in two dimensions that have nothing to do with the material world.
- The name of the person portrayed
- Taras Shevchenko
- Lifetime of the person portrayed