Kostiv Liudmyla

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About myself and my artworks

Liudmyla Kostiv works in the field of arts and crafts - painting of tinsel, embroidery, painting.

At the heart of the artist's work are the motifs of nature - flowers, butterflies, birds. Poetic vision of the world the artist elegantly and skilfully conveys in her simple and touching compositions.

1990 - International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts, Kyiv

1998 - Exhibition of Contemporary Art, "АRT Gallery", Kalush

2000 - Exhibition of Contemporary Art, ""АRT Gallery"", Kalush

2000 - Exhibition of  Ivano-Frankivsk Region Artists ""АRT Gallery"", Kalush

2000 - All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "2000th Anniversary of the Nativity of Christ", Central House of Artists of NUAU, Kyiv

2001 - Exhibition of painting and embroidery, "АRT Gallery", Kalush

2002 - Exhibition of painting and embroidery, "АRT Gallery", Kalush

2002 - Exhibition of painting of the participants of the all-Ukrainian exhibition Artists of Ivano-Frankivsk region, Kalush

2004 - Exhibition of Sculpture and Painting, Art Museum, Drohobych

2006 - Exhibition of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture, Exhibition Hall of NUAU, Ivano-Frankivsk

2009 - Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Exhibition Hall of NUAU, Ternopil

2011 - Art exhibition "20th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine", Exhibition hall, Kalush

2010 - Exhibition of painting, "NADIYA" company, Ivano-Frankivsk

2012 - Art exhibition on the twentieth anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, Exhibition Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk

2012 - All-Ukrainian exhibition "The World of God as Easter", Exhibition Hall of NUAU, Ivano-Frankivsk

2013 - Exhibition "To the Artist's Day", Exhibition Hall, Kalush

2013 - Personal painting exhibition, Art Studio "Sako", Kalush

2015 - Performance "To the Artist's Day", Exhibition Hall of NUAU, Ivano-Frankivsk

KyivGallery Art Critic
13/12/2018

Liudmyla Kostiv’s realistic painting balances between the classic Dutch still life and the Ukrainian tradition, clearly revealed in the works of Mariia Pryimachenko and Kateryna Bilokur. Flower compositions attract first of all, by their artistic expressiveness, completeness, ability to reveal the spiritual life of the objects world. The painter's artworks are limited to a few objects of contemplation and small size, they clearly manifest a desire for the ultimate compositional and color unity, a bright completed image. The one-piece neutral background focuses on objects, and the verified strict technique unites her painting with the best examples of Dutch still lifes.

The image is realistic and naive at the same time, and directly demonstrates a clear, perfect picture, concise, accurately taken color. Each flower, twig, and berry in the artist's plant world is lovingly, carefully written out, selected and studied. Each detail is well differentiated, and, despite the large number of objects, the composition as a whole does not disintegrate, but keeps together. The painting leaves the impression of a complete, confined space, where no detail is lost, but wins, demonstrating itself. Homogeneous background, simple, made in pure color, serves for flower compositions as an additional means of expression, contrasting and complementing the main image. Thanks to the back neutral plan, the flowers seem to emit their own light: white roses glow on brown, red gladioli burn on pale green, giving the viewer a sense of the tumult of life, the fragrance of the earth, symbolizing beauty and fullness of life.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «Sunny Bouquet (Callas)», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Sunny Bouquet (Callas)

oil / canvas on fibreboard

55 x 43 cm / 21.65 x 16.93 in

€ 1050
Painting «Roses», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Roses

oil / canvas on fibreboard

55 x 46 cm / 21.65 x 18.11 in

€ 1751
Painting «Poppy», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Poppy

oil / canvas

72 x 62 cm / 28.35 x 24.41 in

€ 1576
Painting «Summer», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Summer

oil / canvas

72 x 62 cm / 28.35 x 24.41 in

€ 2188
Painting «Irises», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Irises

oil / canvas on fibreboard

52 x 44 cm / 20.47 x 17.32 in

€ 1313
Painting «Irises and dragonflies», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Irises and dragonflies

oil / canvas

64 x 60 cm / 25.20 x 23.62 in

€ 1751
Painting «Gladiolus», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

Gladiolus

oil / canvas on fibreboard

54 x 45 cm / 21.26 x 17.72 in

€ 1313
Painting «White Rose», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Liudmyla. Buy painting
Liudmyla Kostiv

White Rose

oil / canvas

35 x 25 cm / 13.78 x 9.84 in

€ 875