It is our first blog post in English, dedicated to our foreign friends who ask us about Ukraine. Especially many questions we got in Brazil as the people of this country appeared to be really keen in arts. This article can be a start point in getting understanding of Ukrainian visual arts for the people who know nothing about it.
Fine arts in Ukraine
I start with the fine arts as it speaks to us with the most international language.
Our most prominent artist is Mykola Pymonenko (1862 - 1912). He studied in St. Petersburg and was in an artistic movement called Russian critic realism. He pictured mostly scenes of the cruel and sometimes meaningless life of the Ukrainian peasants and workers.