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Title: Morozko
Artist: Dobrin Yevgeniy
Size: 15x15x3.5
Size (inches): 6x6x1.25
Price: $795

The unique painting style of Yugeny Dobrin shines on this beautiful Kholui box. Here the artist has chosen to depict a recognizable moment from the fairy-tale "Father Frost" or "Morozko".
The plot of the story is following:
The poor little girl was sent to the forest by her cruel stepmother. Girl sit under the tree till Father Frost finds her. He blows at her with his frost breathing, but in spite of her suffering, the girl greets him politely and does not complain about her condition. Father Frost likes the girl for her kind heart, and rewards her with rich presents.
In this composition Dobrin has painted the girl who leaves the forest riding in the sledge pulled by the beautiful white steeds. She is dressed in rich clothes given her by Father Frost, and carries home the big chest full of precious stones also presented her by Father Frost (Father Frost is drawn behind the sledge).
Blue and green tones of tempera paints dominate here as the action takes place in winter. The costumes of the characters, the architecture, the sledge, the harness of the steeds are skillfully detailed with gold and silver paints. The box's exterior is decorated with Dobrin's signature style luxuriant ornaments painted in gold and accented with silver paint.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged from the top of the composition, and the box rests on four legs.
The work is signed, titled ("Morozko") and dated (2014) by the artist at the bottom of the composition. Inside the lid, Dobrin has again provided the title, the year, and his name, as well as an indication that this is an original work. He also has left here his signature.

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