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Title: Golden Apples
Artist: Shapkin Oleg Ivanovich
Size: 19x19x3
Size (inches): 7.5x7.5x1.25
Price : $9600 SOLD!


Talented artist Oleg Shapkin is one of Fedoskino's the most famous names. He is mentioned in almost every modern book written on Fedoskino lacquer miniature, and he himself has written very informative articles on this subject. He graduated from St. Petersburg's Art Conservatory and before that had the privilege of being one of Gennady Larishev's student with Sergey Kozlov,the Rogatovs and Khomutinnikova.
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 Moscow Regional Art Museum situated in the town of Istra and the State Historical Museum. Oleg Shapkin is married to a well-known Fedoskino artist Galina Kareva. They have a son Kyril, who is also an artist.
This impressive Shapkin's art work shows a new composition of Mom with two daughters gathering a harvest of golden apples.
The palette incorporates brown and gray oils as the action takes place in fall, with addition of gold and silver metal paints to give a feeling of magic and splendor. The artist demonstrates his unsurpassed skill while painting Mom's festive attire. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of her dress. The branches of apple tree covered with gold, that are also expressively painted, shine in some places with lustrous silver paint.The painting is done over several pieces of mother-of-pearl!
The box's exterior is adorned with fantastically beautiful gold lace patterns!
The box is constructed from paper-mache. The interior of the box is covered with red lacquer. The lid is hinged to the top of the composition, and the box rests on a flat bottom. The box is signed with the artist's name and the name of a village of Fedoskino.
Museum quality piece!Gem of any collection!

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