Old Hutsul Man
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The poetry of the Carpathians became a source of inspiration and individual creative pursuits for more than one generation of Lviv artists. During the thaw period, the study of folk culture became mainstream. Fascinated by works of folk art, artists not only saw a source of unconscious emotional perception of the world in it but also drew parallels with the ideas of formalism. In the last years of his life, Leopold Levytskyi created a series of paintings on Carpathian themes. Capturing a variety of local ethnographic material, the artist used both traditional figurative and stylistic techniques (within standard compositions), as well as created his own artistic and aesthetic specifics, using techniques of mosaic composition of various scenes.