From December 28 to March 26, the Аndreyі Sheptytskyі National Museum will host the exhibition "Roman Selskyі. Taming the colour".
The event is timed to the 120th anniversary of the birth of Roman Selskyi, the classic of Ukrainian colourism, the inspirer and driver of the development of the Lviv school of painting of the twentieth century.
The retrospective is represented by 84 works from the collection of Kyiv art historian, and academician Eduard Dymshyts. This is the third project that the NML implements in cooperation with a well-known collector. The figurative painting system of Roman Selsky inextricably combines the Ukrainian poetic worldview, European aesthetics of modernism and a deep national sense of colour, nourished by an appeal to the colours of ancient Ukrainian icon painting and traditional folk applied art. Colour as the main tool and means of embodying creative ideas has become an inexhaustible source of inspiration and imagination.
On the basic combination of shades of yellow, blue, red, and purple, the artist builds a lasting architectonic model of his own art. The viewers will be able to trace the development and changes in the painting language of Roman Selskyi throughout his creative life because the exhibition space is modelled on a chronological and thematic principle.
The presented works are grouped by decades: from the earliest, student works (1925) and oil compositions of the 1930s, to landscapes and plot compositions of the 1970s-1980s. The exhibition project will last until March 26.