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Title: Sunday
Artist: Monashova Inna Yurievna
Size: 11.5x8.5x5
Price : $450 SOLD!


This brilliant work was painted by Fedoskino artist I. Monashova. In "Masters of Fedoskino," a recent publication by Interbook Publishers, Moscow, the original work that this piece is based on can be found on page 135. The original was rendered by Yelena Khomutinikova, a student of Gennady Larishev, who has made quite a name for herself in the Fedoskino art world. This piece repeats the original, and the difference between these two works is minor.
The scene depicts two adorably dressed young ladies on a walk. It's a sunny day and with fashionable parasols they walk along the village street. Their apparition has created a furore in the village. The villagers have poured out into the street from their houses to look at elegant ladies. Two girls sitting on the bench discuss the ladies' beautiful dresses that differ sharply from their peasant costumes. The ladies also get the attention of a young baker who has just taken a batch of small crispy bagels (called "boubliki" in Russian) out of the oven. It looks as though there is more than just a sale taking place. Two entranced faces trade looks that could melt any heart.
The artist uses a palette similar to the one used in the original. Soft pastels are found in the sky, the grasses, and in the clothing of the main characters. Light tan colors make up the wooden village architecture to bring an all encompassing visual aesthetic to the scene. The compositional aesthetic is made by giving an irregular balance to the linear construction. Each detail is meticulously managed to create contours and give life and emotion to the characters and the action taking place. Even the dandelions in the soft light on the grass are rendered so that they stand as individual entities, crucial to the overall success of the work.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The composition painted on a small platform is adorned with two parallel gold lines. A gold, blue, and violet tartan pattern can be found on all four exterior side panels of the box. The box has a hinge above the composition and rests on four carved feet. The Fedoskino "troika" insignia can be found on the interior of the lid. The box is signed with the artist's name, village and year (1999).

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