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Title: Baba Yaga
Artist: Tipyakov Dmitriy
Size: 8.5x5.5x11.5
Size (inches): 3.25x2.25x4.5
Price : $495 SOLD!


On this box talented Fedoskino artist Tipyakov Dmitriy has depicted Baba Yaga.
Baba Yaga is the most famous figure in Russian fairy tales and is an archetype in literature that represents evil. However, in some stories Baba Yaga helps people overcome obstacles. Like in Marya Morevna, when she lent Tsar Ivan a horse that was able to outrun Koschei the Deathless' steed. She will forever be remembered in the lines of Pushkin's famous tale Ruslan and Ludmila when he writes:

On chicken feet a hut is set
With neither door not window showing...
See Baba Yaga's mortar glide
All by itself, with her astride
The action within the scene is so animated that one almost expects the images to start moving. By keeping the action very close up, the viewer gets the most intimate possible portrayal of the subjects. By doing this the artist must provide tremendous detailing, which he achieves in amazing fashion. The shadows, blending of paints, and razor sharp lines that are consistent throughout the composition, are made to work together by this artist who creates a fun and original painting.
The box is made out of paper-mache. Black color paint covers the exterior, and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge on the top and rests on a flat bottom. It is signed with the artist's name and title.

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