Brodlakovych (Vyshensky), Illia

Brodlakovych (Vyshensky), Illia [Бродлякович (Вишенський), Ілля; Brodlakovyč, Illja], b in the village of Sudova Vyshnia, Lviv region, Galicia. Seventeenth-century painter. Brodlakovych worked in Mukachevo in Transcarpathia, painting traditional monumental icons in bright colors. These include The Protectress (1646), Deesis, and Archangel Michael. He also painted icons in a lyrical one-dimensional style: Saint Nicholas, Christ the Pantocrator (1666), and Sobor of the Archangel Michael. Discrepancies in the style of these works have led to the conjecture that they were painted by two artists with the same name (perhaps father and son).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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