My favorite Ukrainian poet
Ukrainian poet is Taras Shevchenko.
Taras Shevchenko is a great
Ukrainian poet. He is a founder of the modern Ukrainian Literary Language.
Shevchenko was born in the family of
a serf in the village of Moryntsy, in 1614. When he was
fourteen his master took him to work in his house as a boy-servant –
In his early childhood Shevchenko
was very fond of make a serf painter of him. For this purpose he sent Taras to
study painting. The boy was so talented that several Russean artists decided to
free him from slavery. They bought out Shevchenko from his master.
Later on young painter continued his
study at the Petersburg Academy of Arts. Karl Brulov influenced Shevchenko
greatly. In 1838 Shevchenko wrote his first poems in Ukrainian. In 1840 he
published his first book of poems “Kobzar”. This first poetical works are
mainly examples of romantiesm.
The subject of many poets was
unhappy love the also wrote of Ukraine.
Most famous his works are: “Dream”,
“The Caucasus”, and “Jastament”.