"SOUL OF UKRAINE" - the largest museum of ICONS IN EASTERN EUROPE
Museum of Ukrainian home icons XVII-XX centuries, located in the "Castle Radomysl", is the world's only museum of home icon, also the Museum is the largest museum of icons in the Eastern Europe, and the exhibition of objects of Christian art "Soul of Ukraine" - is the largest Christian exposition in the country.
"SOUL OF UKRAINE" - THE LARGEST MUSEUM OF ICONS IN EASTERN EUROPE
Museum of icons, created by renowned physician and philanthropist Olga Bogomolets, which brought together over 15 years and has saved from the destruction of more than 5,000 home images from all over the country. Today they are in the exhibition halls of the castle, where each visit the castle "Radomysl" may actually see this unique exhibition.
There are unique exhibits: the icon, which you will not see anywhere else, ever. Painted these images and professional painters and craftsmen.
In every region of Ukraine folk icon painting had its own characteristics, its colors, finishes, execution style, technique of iconography. All the icons are different from the canonical Byzantine tradition, so that the images on them were more alive, human, with emotions on their faces. Jesus portrayed as a healthy happy boy, Maria - a ruddy buxom woman. Every saint has his human traits and characteristics. But, depending on the region, "human traits" folk icons vary widely, trying to get as close to the realities of the time. For example, in the Hutsul region it was often a picture of Jesus in Hutsul dress ...
HOME IMAGE - THE ROLE OF ICONS IN UKRAINIAN HOUSE
In general, the Ukrainian home differs in that family were amulets and written for each family individually to its specific spiritual needs. After all, the Ukrainians, who throughout their history have not had their own state, their own power, their own counsel, could only rely on themselves and on God. These icons are the only ones of their patrons, the protection of life. They trusted the most intimate, their concerns, hopes and dreams. In prayer they drew strength...
Most of the icons that are in the museum, stood on the place of honor in the house - in the corner of the shrine. Each icon was carrying his deep and unique meaning, had its purpose, to protect people from a particular evil, reflect the dreams and hopes of Ukrainian families. Among the exhibits - multimeter home iconostasis, a tiny road images, Kyoto, Cossack arks and Hutsul folding, icons, written on canvas, cast in metal and carved wood, old wood and stone sculptures of Christian ...
EXHIBITS IN THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL COMPLEX OF ICONS "THE CASTLE RADOMYSL"
All the exhibits of the museum - is the icon-orphans once thrown out of the house and miraculously rescued in times of militant atheism from destruction. Due to the existing exposition of icons of the museum, and now they have finally found shelter and returned to the people.
Among them - the sculpture of the Archangel Michael with a bullet-feeding, the icon with punctured eyes, chest, made from images of beheaded, shutters sawn in half of the icon. Some icons have been removed from the flame.
Collection of icons Radomyshl Castle represents the outlook of thousands of Ukrainian families from all over Ukraine and the evolution of the Ukrainian people for centuries. It allows us to look into the past, to touch the soul of their ancestors, feel like and how they lived, dreamed, hoped for. Each of these images, through the centuries, exudes boundless love for Ukraine and its people, warm and patience, mercy, and faith in the power of the Ukrainian people.
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