Petrikivskaya painting - Ukrainian decorative and ornamental folk painting, which was formed in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the village Petrikovka, whence comes the name of this art form.
Some items with patterns in the style of Petrikov painting have been preserved since the 18th century. However, in the modern sense, this direction was formed at the end of the XIX century - the beginning of the XX century. The origin of the Petrikov painting is associated with the Cossacks and the settlement of the Dnieper region by people from Poltava, Slobozhanshchyna, and Podolia in the XVIII century and the first half of the XIX century. However, it is unknown where and when it developed the traditions that formed the basis of this area of painting.
On December 5, 2013, the Petrikov painting was included on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the two forms of the cultural heritage of Ukraine, which are on this list, along with the Cossack songs of the Dnipropetrovsk region. For the Petrikov painting, a floral pattern that continues the traditions of the Ukrainian Baroque is characteristic. A variety of coloristic and compositional solutions, materials and techniques used. It can be made with colored clay, vegetable dyes, aniline, oil, watercolor, acrylic paints, tempera, gouache, with the addition of egg yolk, milk, alcohol, homemade (especially from cat hair) and factory brushes, as well as fingers, pipettes, reed sticks , on a light, color or black background, often each master has his own handwriting, approach to stylization, his own interpretation of the traditional elements of painting.