Perepelytsia Dmytro

Perepelytsia Dmytro

Dmytro was born and lived in Poltava city, 1903. He studied painting under Platonov O.S. He belonged to the so-called Poltava school of handicraftsmem. Dmytro Perepelytsia’s works, in particular Still Life with Watermelon, were included in World Encyclopedia of Naïve Art (Belgrade, 1984) under the pseudonym Diadia Mytia.

Dmytro Perepelytsia’s paintings are marked by the lapidary art media, dense presence of fruits and everyday objects in compositions, tonality of combined active planes, local and sonorous colors. Figurative and poetic solutions are consonant with the glorification of the World and the Universe which is typical for the old Ukrainian folk art. This main principle is harmoniously combined with a formalistic artistic search of the early 20th century.
Dmytro Perepelytsia, just like other Poltava craftsmen, was discovered by Kim Skalatskyi, a researcher of naïve art and a long-standing director of the Poltava Art Museum.

The artist died in 1981.

The text is based on the materials of Rodovid Publishing House.