Memorial buildings of Ternopil region (origins and formation of design in the XIX – first third of the XX century)

UDC 745.51:008(477.83/.86)

Roman Odrekhivskyi

Ukrainian National Forestry University, Kyiv.

ORCID ID 0000-0003-3581-4103


Keywords: Ternopil region, memorial buildings, artistic stonemasonry, sandstone, cross.

Abstract. Ternopil region today is the center of tourist routes. Many monuments of memorial stonework have been preserved here. Most of them are currently in an abandoned and little-studied state. Therefore, the research of memorial buildings is relevant today. The research methodology is based on systematics, reliability, logic, historicism. The purpose of the study is to begin a comprehensive work on the study, preservation, restoration of memorials and to explore the problem of using these art objects for tourism purposes. The author examined hundreds of memorial buildings in Ternopil region. Most of them have been developed and put into scientific circulation for the first time. In particular, in Terebovlya, Narayiv and other centers of stonemasonry. The national peculiarities of memorial constructions of masonry are considered, i.e. isosceles/Greek type of crosses with endings in the form of a shamrock, peculiarities of iconography of drawings of figures of Saints, of Jesus Christ, etc., thematic variety of sculptural figures.

In the perspective of further research, it is recommended to provide theoretical justifications for the creation of lapidary museums of memorials in order to better preserve them for posterity and use as artistic objects for tourist routes.

Author Biography.

Roman Odrekhivskyi, Doctor of art studies, associate professor, Ukrainian National Forestry University, Kyiv.


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Published: November 23, 2021.

Vol 21 No 1 (2022).