CURRENT STATE OF PRESERVATION AND PROBLEMATICS OF RESTORING POLYCHROME PAINTINGS BY MODEST SOSENKO IN THE STRUCTURE OF SACRED ARCHITECTURE

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2019;
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1
Lviv Polytechnic National University, Department of Design and Architectural Fundamentals
2
Lviv Polytechnic National University Department of Architectural Design and Engineering

The current tendency of preserving monuments of immovable cultural heritage has gained negative connotations since the conservation treatment activities executed by state and religious communities that  become  ‘owners’  of  significant  sacred  objects  still  lacks  the  sufficient  legislative  regulation.  The synchronization of multidisciplinary studies of specialists in different areas is extremely important for the comprehensive preservation of an architectural object. A bright example is constituted by the preservation state of murals by Modest Sosenko (1875–1920), a famous modernist of the first quarter of the XXth century, which  are  painted  in  the  interior  space  of  Ukrainian  churches.  Deterioration  processes,  ideological prerogatives, and changes of aesthetic principles have resulted in the total destruction of these unique pieces of  decorative  and  monumental  art.  The  preservation  state  and  the  problematics  of  restoring  sacred polychrome paintings by Modest Sosenko on the terrains of Lviv region have been analyzed as those based on the empirical, scientific, and restoration studies.

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