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Title: A Dream
Artist: Anokhin Pavel
Size: 12x9x1.5
Size (inches): 4.75x3.5x0.75
Price : $2200 SOLD!


This unusual work was painted by a talented and well-known Fedoskino artist Pavel Anokhin. It is painted in the style which is unusual for Fedoskino School of miniature painting. To a great extent it is close to the style of surrealism. In painting and sculpture surrealism is one of the leading influences of the 20th century. In this century it also admired, and included in its exhibitions, works by the Italian Giorgio de Chirico, the Russian Marc Chagall, the Swiss Paul Klee, the French artists Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, and the Spaniard Pablo Picasso. Surrealist painting exhibits great variety of content and technique. That of Salvador Dali, for example, consists of more or less a direct and photographic transcription of dreams.
The box shows a sleeping girl, who is dreaming of a boy, whom we can see on the back of the composition. The boy is bend over the water and we can see his reflection in it.
The composition is painted in gray and blue tones. Mother-of-pear is inlaid in the area where the water is depicted.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache made in the village of Fedoskino. Black lacquer covers the exterior and red lacquer covers the interior of the box. The box has a hinge to its top and rests on a flat bottom. It is signed and dated by the artist.
Description of a text:
Let us have a dream of a bright character,
On a bank of pond with transparent water,
And a reflection of the motionless speck,
Will remind you the aroma of a (sleeping) dream.

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