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Title: A Holiday
Artist: Mikheev Alexander
Size: 15x12x3
Size (inches): 6x4.75x1.25
Price : $2100 SOLD!


The painting style of Alexander Mikheev is unique and recognizable. It is notable for superb technique, compositional mastery, and a special charm of his magnetic boxes. Most of all this artist likes to paint landscapes, ancient Russian architecture and themes from Russian history. In his works he manages to combine successfully the styles of surrealism and classic realism, and this exquisite box is a splendid example of it.
The work is called "Holiday", and features Russian believers celebrating the Christmas Holiday. The people have gathered near the cathedrals to pray and praise the name of Jesus Christ. The spirits of the Blessed Virgin and her Child hover over the crowd blessing all the people and rejoicing their sincere belief in God.
The scene is masterfully painted in delicate blue oils over mother-of-pearl inlay that beautifully shines from within filling the composition with light and splendor.
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 from the top of the composition, and the box rests on a flat bottom. Signed with the artist's name, the title, Fedoskino and the year of 2006.

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