Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 5, No 2 (2015)

Ukrainian and European Baroque in the Context of “Sister Arts” Idea

Olga Shikirinskaya


The article deals with the “Sister Arts” tradition as the interrelationship of various art
forms (poetry, fiction, painting, theatre, music etc.) relative to the Baroque period. “Sister Arts”
criticism, based on E.G. Lessing essay “Laocoön…” uses the inter-art analogies to appreciate the
importance of literature in the Arts, as well as to comprehend aspects of the modern approach to the
synthesis of the arts. The article presents the aesthetic concept of Baroque art and its realization in
architecture, sculpture, decorative and applied arts, music and literature on the background of the
European and Ukrainian cultural tradition.


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