basket help

• Palekh
• Fedoskino
• Kholui
• Mstera
• Matryoshka
• Books
• Soldiers
• Icons

• View entire collection
• Browse by Artist
• New items
• Antique
• Sale!

• Gallery of sold boxes

• Artists
• Fairytales
• Themes
• Creation of a box
• Video
• Guest Book

• Contact us

  Login Form

  Subscribe to news

VISA MasterCard

Home > Gallery > Fedoskino > Over $500

Share |



Title: Snowmaiden
Artist: Shapkin Oleg
Size: 12.5x6.5x3.5
Size (inches): 5x2.5x1.25
Price : $2350 SOLD!


Oleg Shapkin is one of Fedoskino's most famous artists. His name is mentioned in almost every modern book written on Fedoskino lacquer miniature art and he himself has written many informative articles on the subject and the book "Combination of styles in the Fedoskino lacquered miniature". During his career Shapkin won many honorable prizes, including the Artist's Union Prize of USSR (1985). His works are exhibited in different museums such as the State Russian Museum, the Hermitage (St. Petersburg), the Moscow Regional Art Museum situated in the town of Istra and the State Historical Museum. Shapkin is married to the well-known Fedoskino artist, Galina Nikolaevna Kareva. Their son Kiril is also a painter.
This fascinating Shapkin's creation shows the Snowmaiden strolling in the forest and feeding birds. The palette incorporates blue and white oils as the action takes place in winter, with addition of gold and silver metal paints to give a feeling of magic and splendor. The artist demonstrates his unsurpassed skill while painting the Snowmaiden's festive attire. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of her fur coat, stand-up collar and crown. The effect of festivity is strengthened by the large piece of mother-of-pear inlaid into her costume; it shimmers beautifully with bright green and pink tints. The branches of trees covered with white fluffy snow, that are also expressively painted, shine in some places with lustrous silver paint.
The scene is framed with a gold band, another gold band wraps around the bottom part of the box's body. The box's sides are adorned with fantastically beautiful gold lace patterns.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged at top, and the box rests on legs. Signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino and the year of 2006.

Home  |  Contact us  |  Shipping information  |  About us  |  Links  |  Privacy policy  |  Return policy

Copyright 2003-2024
Design by