On June 21st, 2013 Embassy of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic presents the exhibition of the Petrykivka Decorative Art - „Petrykivka painting – the color of a tradition” (the exhibition will be open at the Cultural Center of the Embassy from June 21 to July 15, 2013).
The exhibition is a result of collaboration of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic with the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO and the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, the delegation of which participated in the opening ceremony and in the presentation of the economic potential of Dnipropetrovsk Region in Athens.
Craftswomen of the Petrykivka Painting will held a master-class, introduce the unique painting technique and demonstrate the features of Petrykivka art.
The Embassy will represent the exhibition in other cities and villages of the Hellenic Republic, promoting in this way the rapprochement of cultures of Ukraine and Greece.
The Petrykivka painting - decorative and ornamental painting, which was formed in Petrykivka village on Dnipropetrovsk Region, hence the name of this art comes. Household goods of patterns in Petrykivsky painting preserved from the XVII century.
Petrykivska Painting or "Petrykivka" – is deep national trend of the Ukrainian culture, which has not undergone on external influences and which embodies the spiritual richness and creative generosity of the Ukrainian people. The defining features of the painting is the patterns and colors of white or light yellow background.
Colorful nature of Petrykivka inspires artists, gives them strength and materials for Petryikivka art for five centuries. Brushes used in the painting, had been made from the soft wool of the domestic animals.
Today, when Ukraine in the context of its European progress not only retain their cultural heritage, but also extends them, the Petrykivka Painting was marked as object (element) of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine (fixed by the resolution of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine in 2012).
The exhibition of the Petrykivka Decorative Art, that in 2013 has been shown at the European Parliament, the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris, is the contribution of Ukraine to the activities of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the occasion of the celebration its 10th anniversary.