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Title: Round dance
Artist: Gaiduk A.S.
Size: 9x7x4
Price : $255 SOLD!


This marvelous box was created by Fedoskino artist A.S. Gaiduk. The box shows marry-making of young lads and maidens. They have just stopped singing and dancing in a ring. In the foreground two maidens whisper something to their girl friend, inducing her to play a trick on one of the lads, standing in the background. Some lads try to overhear their conversation and discover a plot; the others stand aside and seem to be indifferent to this scene.
The artist uses a bright and expressive palette that reveals a wide range of colors and tones. Bright red, pink, yellow, brown and olive tones of the girls' costumes contrast beautifully with the green background of countryside. The faces of the characters reflect different emotions: joy, slyness, flirtation on the one hand, and interest, seriousness, indifference on the other hand. Their bright costumes are well drawn and adorned with intricate patterns. Aluminum powder enhances numerous areas within the scene. The costumes of the characters shine like precious gem stones. Trees, grass, bushes and the sky area glow gorgeously, lightening up the composition. Gold paint is used to highlight the grass in the foreground and some elements of clothing. Gold is also used to decorate the sides of the box with the elegant ornament.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge above the scene and rests on a flat bottom. The Fedoskion factory 'troika' logo can be found on the inside of the lid. The box is signed with the name of the artist, village and year (2002).

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