Eye Candy for Today: Easter Matins by Ukrainian artist Mykola Pymonenko

Easter Matins, by Ukranian painter Mykola Pymonenk
Easter Matins, by Ukranian painter Mykola Pymonenk

Easter Matins, Mykola Pymonenk

, oil on canvas, roughly 52 x 76 inches (133 x 193 cm). Link is to the file page on Wikipedia; original is in the Rybinsk State Historical-Architectural and Artistic Preserve Museum in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia.

Mykola Pymonenko was a Ukranian artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His scene of the early morning observance is lit by both candlelight and the early dawn.

Pymonenko is just one of many notable Ukranian painters. Though many of them have a history of cultural exchanges with the larger schools and movements of Russian painting, they often take their own regional culture as subjects.

When a people and their nation are attacked, so is their culture.

War is the anthesis of art, destruction as opposed to creation; polar opposites of human behavior.

 
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