Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.

Christianity and Art



Lviv National Academy of Arts, Sacred Art, aiming at the revival and popularization of the Ukrainian icon painting, its original stylistics. The achievements of the sacred art of the Knyaz era, Galicia-Volhynia school of icon painting of the 14th-16th centuries, as well as the achievements of the Ukrainian artists of the first half of the 20th century were taken as the main directions of the educational and creative activity of the chair. The creative work of teachers and students of the Sacred Art chair is being carried out in the following basic directions: church interior complex decoration; church polychromy in fresco, painting, mosaics, stained-glass windows, sgraffito techniques; implementation of iconostasis and wall altars project; painting icons in tempera, encaustic (and other) painting techniques. Plus theoretical disciplines (technology, history of art in speciality, icon theology, iconography).  
Pedagogical University of Odessa: Iconography.
Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, offers courses in a wide range of academic and practical disciplines like theology, history, languages, psychology, cultural studies, Christian art and icon-painting. For the international public we offer exciting summer programs and a study abroad semester at UCU. 
Iconart Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery, 26 Virmenska Street, Lviv, Ukraine. The mission of Iconart Gallery is to exhibit, collect and make available for sale sacred icon art of contemporary artists from different regions of Ukraine. We believe that Iconart brings together modern art and Christian spirituality, interpreting this long and rich tradition of icon art within today's cultural context. It is our hope that visitors will view this historic art form in new ways that resonate with the people and issues of contemporary society.