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Title: Birds of Love
Artist: Shapkin Oleg
Size: 11.5x7.5x2.5
Size (inches): 4.5x3x1
Price : $3350 SOLD!


Oleg Ivanovich Shapkin(born in 1955) is a Top 10 Fedoskino artist. His name and works are mentioned in all latest books written on Fedoskino lacquer miniature art! Shapkin himself has written many informative articles on this 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. They have a son Kyril.
This impressive Shapkin's art work shows a Loving Couple sitting on a bench at the fence at the edge of a village and feeding birds. The palette incorporates blue and yellow 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 Lady's festive attire. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of their fur coats. The branches of trees covered with white fluffy snow, that are also expressively painted, shine in some places with lustrous silver paint.
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 a flat bootm. Signed with the artist's name and the name of a village--Fedoskino.

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