Monday, 8 September 2014

The Heritage of Ages

Ukrainian painting of the 14th-18th centuries in museum collections of Lviv. (published in 1990).

I found this beautiful book for sale in one of the Ukrainian churches in Manchester. It's packed full of illustrations, but I particularly liked these. The patterns on the clothes reminded me of the old cartoons where the characters move but the patterns inside them don't.

Top: Circle of the late-15th-century master of the "Praying with Tier" from Daliova.St. Nicholas with Two Scenes from His Life. Late 15th–early 16th c. c. dvyzhen (Lisko, now Poland).

Above: Senkovych Fedir. St. Basil the Great. 1620s. Lviv

The story of One Crime, by Fyodor Khitruk (1966)