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Title: Dragonfly
Artist: Anokhin Pavel
Size: 5.5x5.5x2.5
Size (inches): 2.25x2.25x1
Price : $975 SOLD!


One of the leading Fedoskino painters, Pavel Anokhin, has painted this charming small box.
Anokhin's otherworldly style and subtle palette are easily recognizable. The palette includes very soft gray, blue and brown tones. Gold metal powder shines through the hairs of the ladies. Brilliant silver paint is used to paint the wings of the dragonfly sitting on the palm of one of the ladies. The composition is framed with a wide gold band; on this gold band the artist has written the following words: "A fidget dragonfly has sung all Summer long..." (it is a line from the fable written by the Russian writer, Ivan Krylov). These words are continuing with following: "...she has no time to look back, but Winter is already has come..." The moral of this fable is following: the two females on this composition is the same person , except on the background we can see young unconcerned girl, that spent her youth not thinking of the future and when she has grown up (a lady in the center of the composition), she is still alone...but part of the life has gone...
As in many his works, Anokhin put in this composition the philosophic meaning.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge from the top of the composition, and rests on a flat bottom. The work is signed with the artist's name.

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