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Title: Ballet Swan Lake
Artist: Slaeva Liliana
Size: 15x12x3
Size (inches): 6x4.75x1
Price : $1150 SOLD!


This box was painted by a well-known talented Fedoskino artist Liliana Slaeva. Liliana lives in the town of Lobnya, not far from Fedoskino. She used to work at the Fedoskino Factory under the guidance of Famous artist and teacher Gennady Ivanovich Larishev, in one of his last experimental group of artists.
This box definitely will attract the admirers of the Russian Ballet that is considered to be the best among another ballet schools. Such great ballet dancers as Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), Galina Ulanova (1910-1998), Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), Maris Liepa (1936-1989), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Vladimir Vasiliev (1940) and many, many others won the affection of the world's audience. The Moscow Bolshoy Theatre and the St.-Petersburg Maryinsky Theatre are world-famous. Russian influence on ballet continues today, as many talented Russian ballet dancers give performances all over the World. The theme of the Russian Ballet is very popular among Fedoskino artists, and this work painted by Slaeva continues this series. The background of the box is painted in gray and brown tones; the costume of the lady-dancer is snow-white and costume of her partner is dark. Looking at the box you having the impression, that the dancers are weightless! The quality of the painting is outstanding, details of the costume are just amazing!
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Dark blue metallic lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while dark blue velvet material completes the interior of the work. The scene is framed with a silver line. So called "scan" ornaments, glued over the piece of mother-of-pearl are decorates the sides of the box. A hinge is fastened to the top of the scene, and the box rests on four small round metal legs. The box is signed with the village of Fedoskino, year (2011) and the name of the artist.

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