Male Portrait (a sketch)
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It is likely that this is a sketch for the portrait of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky depicted in profile. Due to the moral and material support of Andrey Sheptytsky, Mykhailo Boichuk got acquainted with the cultural heritage and achievements of prominent European cultural centers such as Vienna, Krakow, Venice, Florence, Munich, and Paris, as well as received professional education. In the 1910s, there were a number of sketches of the portrait of Andrey Sheptytsky created by Mykhailo Boichuk. 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.