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19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Ukrainian Taras Shevchenko

$1,995

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Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko Considered the greatest poet of Ukraine and the founder of modern Ukrainian literature, Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of the 19th-century St. Petersburg literary world. His writings draw upon the peasant traditions of his boyhood. Born a serf, Shevchenko was freed in 1838 while a student at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. His first collection of poems, entitled Kobzar (1840; “The Bard”), expressed the historicism and the folkloristic interests of the Ukrainian Romantics, but his poetry soon moved away from nostalgia for Cossack life to a more sombre portrayal of Ukrainian history, particularly in the long poem “The Haidamaks” (1841). When the secret Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius was suppressed in 1847, Shevchenko was punished by exile and compulsory military service for writing the poems “The Dream,” “The Caucasus,” and “The Epistle,” which satirized the oppression of Ukraine by Russia and prophesied a revolution. Though forbidden to write or paint, Shevchenko clandestinely wrote a few lyric poems during the first years of his exile. He had a revival of creativity after his release in 1857; his later poetry treats historical and moral issues, both Ukrainian and universal.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
    Ukraine
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU135526275513

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