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Naive art by Maria Prymachenko

Naive painting by Maria Prymachenko, Ukrainian village folk art painter

Decorative painting, Naive art by Maria Prymachenko, Ukrainian village folk art artist

Naive art by Maria Prymachenko
Self-taught artist Maria Prymachenko (1908–1997) – bright representative of Ukrainian village folk art. Meanwhile, she worked in different genres of art and crafts – drawing, embroidery and painting оn ceramics. Maria has never studied art, her pictorial flair for bringing to life ideas, feelings and impressions gradually ripened into true mastery. Noteworthy, Pablo Picasso visited the exhibition of paintings by Prymachenko in Paris. According to him, she was a miracle. ‘I bow down before the artistic miracle of this brilliant Ukrainian.’
Although self-taught, Maria Prymachenko is an Honored Artist of Ukraine and a Taras Shevchenko Prize Winner. The art works by Maria Prymachenko were exhibited all over the former Soviet Union, Ukraine and other countries. In particular, Poland, Bulgaria, France and Canada. Her albums were published widely all over the world.

Naive painting by Maria Prymachenko, Ukrainian village folk art painter

Everyday life in Naive painting by Maria Prymachenko, Ukrainian village folk art painter

Images often had appeared to the artist in dreams and later materialized in her compositions. Maria Prymachenko’s art works depict fabulous mythological beasts and take their roots іn folk legends and fairy-tales, nourished bу real life and culture of the Ukrainian peoplе.

Naive art by Maria Prymachenko

images from artukraine.com/paintings/pryimachenko (currently removed)