As a promising young artist, she was deprived of the opportunity to paint for political reasons. So she began to embody her creative ideas and passion for Ukrainian tradition in the form of clothing design.


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Lyudmyla Semykina (1924-2021)
Exquisite style
by Lyudmyla Semykina
Biography
Childhood
Childhood
Lyudmyla Semykina was born in 1924 in Odesa. Her father held a high position in the local Communist Party. In 1932, he refused to participate in the organization of an artificial famine, Holodomor, and left the party. He subsequently began working as a carpenter.
Way in art
Way in art
After graduating from the Kyiv Art Institute in the 1950s and 1960s, Lyudmyla worked as a fine artist. Her landscapes and still life paintings were constantly being exhibited. Her art career could be considered successful—however, politics intervened.
Stained glass
Stained glass
Semykina was expelled from the Ukrainian Artists Union twice. First in 1964, for her participation in the creation of the stained glass window "Shevchenko. Mother" in the lobby of Kyiv University. The official wording for the expulsion was: "for an ideologically vicious work that gives a distorted image of Taras Shevchenko."

Letter of 139
Letter of 139
Shortly after being reinstated in the Artists Union in 1968, Lyudmyla was again expelled for signing a letter protesting against the repressions of dissidents. This time, the de facto ban on the profession lasted for two decades. Semykina could no longer receive government orders, participate in exhibitions, or earn any money by painting.
Unsurpassed
"Retro" outfits
Unsurpassed
"Retro" outfits
But Lyudmyla found new ways to use her talent. She began to create designer clothes based on folk traditions. Lyudmyla worked as a costume designer in theater and cinema, created filmstrips, and designed a number of monumental art pieces in Kyiv.

After Ukraine regained its independence in 1991, Semykina returned to active creative work and won a prestigious national award. Now her works are exhibited in the major museums of Ukraine and in private collections abroad.
Childhood
Childhood
Lyudmyla Semykina was born in 1924 in Odesa. Her father held a high position in the local Communist Party. In 1932, he refused to participate in the organization of an artificial famine, Holodomor, and left the party. He subsequently began working as a carpenter.
Way in art
Way in art
After graduating from the Kyiv Art Institute in the 1950s and 1960s, Lyudmyla worked as a fine artist. Her landscapes and still life paintings were constantly being exhibited. Her art career could be considered successful—however, politics intervened.
Stained glass
Stained glass
Semykina was expelled from the Ukrainian Artists Union twice. First in 1964, for her participation in the creation of the stained glass window "Shevchenko. Mother" in the lobby of Kyiv University. The official wording for the expulsion was: "for an ideologically vicious work that gives a distorted image of Taras Shevchenko."

Letter of 139
Letter of 139
Shortly after being reinstated in the Artists Union in 1968, Lyudmyla was again expelled for signing a letter protesting against the repressions of dissidents. This time, the de facto ban on the profession lasted for two decades. Semykina could no longer receive government orders, participate in exhibitions, or earn any money by painting.
Unsurpassed
"Retro" outfits
Unsurpassed
"Retro" outfits
But Lyudmyla found new ways to use her talent. She began to create designer clothes based on folk traditions. Lyudmyla worked as a costume designer in theater and cinema, created filmstrips, and designed a number of monumental art pieces in Kyiv.

After Ukraine regained its independence in 1991, Semykina returned to active creative work and won a prestigious national award. Now her works are exhibited in the major museums of Ukraine and in private collections abroad.
Art
Self-portrait
Shevchenko. Mother
Legend of Kyiv
Legend of Kyiv
Legend of Kyiv
Legend of Kyiv
Red Sails
Mistress of the Copper Mountain
Legend of Kyiv
Mistress of the Copper Mountain
Legend of Kyiv
Polissya
Polissya
Prince Teteriv
Sarmatian king
Lyudmyla Semykina
Miroslava
Sarmatian woman
The Tree-Prince
Bell Tower
The Berezil Ensemble
2020
High fashion by Lyudmyla Semykina
lost none of its relevance.
 Suite by Lyudmyla Semykina
 Suite by Lyudmyla Semykina (to the right)
 Suite by Lyudmyla Semykina
 Suite by Lyudmyla Semykina
 Suite by Lyudmyla Semykina (to the right)
Vest by Lyudmyla Semykina
Element of suite by Lyudmyla Semykina
Element of vest by Lyudmyla Semykina
Element of suite by Lyudmyla Semykina
Photo archive
The film crew of the movie 'Zahar Berkut'
Lyudmyla Semykina
Creative Youth Club
Lyudmyla Semykina
Commissioned by the Ukrainian Institute for the Ukraine Everywhere programme
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