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Title: St.Basils Cathedral
Artist: Gaiduk Andrey
Size: 15.5x19.5x5
Size (inches): 6x7.75x2
Price : $850 SOLD!


Andrey Gaiduk of Fedoskino is the artist who painted this box of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral. The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1555 and was completed 6 years later. The architects Postnik and Barma were the chief designers of the cathedral and are linked to a legend surrounding its history. Supposedly Ivan blinded them because he did not want them to ever build anything as beautiful ever again. However, the two architects added a chapel at the northeast corner of the cathedral, which they did four years after Ivan's death in 1588.
Light blue oils help to reflect the winter season whereas the cathedral is drawn in brown tones. Gold metal paint shines brightly through the architecture of the cathedral.
The scene is framed with a gold line; the box's sides are decorated with two parallel gold lines.
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. A hinge is fastened to the left of the scene, and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name and the title.

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