One of the most famous Ukrainian artists of the 20th century. She has studied at the Kyiv Art Institute, her mentor was the famous Ukrainian artist Fedir Krychevskyi. Even within the framework of Soviet social realism, she was able to actualize the traditions of the world and Ukrainian art. The artist's early works were criticized for formalism, and official recognition came after the 1949 painting Grain. She was interested in folk art, traveled the countryside, was personally acquainted with Maria Prymachenko. She participated in the 1956 Venice Biennale. Self-portrait in Ukrainian costume belongs to early works of Tetiana Yablonska. After the end of World War II she began to paint from nature, because she could not hire a model. The portrait demonstrates a search for the peculiar plastic language, as well as an interest in Ukrainian folk art that would continue in Yablonska's works of 1960s


  • Title: Self-portrait in Ukrainian Costume
  • Creator: Tetiana Yablonska
  • Date Created: 1946
  • Physical Dimensions: h 64,5, w 54,5
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: National Art Museum of Ukraine
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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