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Title: King's New Dress
Artist: Ogir Dmitriy
Size: 20x14,5x5,5
Size (inches): 7.75x5.5x2
Price : $485 SOLD!


This stunning piece of authentic Russian artistry was created by talented Palekh artist Dmitriy Ogir. This composition has many flavors. It is a sundae of artistic beauty that will never melt. The decorative elements of the presentation announce the artist's fascination with the tale along with his passion for the craft that depicts it. A true gem this is.
Here, we see a scene from Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale "The King's new costume". It tells how swindlers managed to deceive the King. They promised him to sew a fashionable costume that couldn't be seen by fools or bad workers. When the costume was ready nobody in the palace including the Kind could admit that they didn't see it, because nobody wanted to be a silly person or a bad worker. As a result of it, the naked King appeared in the feast before people and only a little boy dared to say that the King was absolutely naked.
The artist has painted the scene in the beautiful green, red and brownish palette. Gold and aluminum paints are used to detail and decorat the characters' clothes and the interior of the room. A piece of mirror is inlaid in the middle of the composition and on its surface the King's reflection is depicted. It is a very original artistic idea to use a piece of mirror in the area where the mirror is depicted.
The box is constructed from paper-mache made in the village of Palekh. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while bright red lacquer is used to paint the interior of the piece. A scroll-like pattern of gold and aluminum is used to frame the nearest edge of the composition whereas the sides of the box are adorned with beautiful and strikingly elaborate floral patterns. A hinge is fastened to the top of the composition to be used for ease of opening. The box rests upon four feet. The artist has signed his name, the village name of Palekh and the year of 2005 of which the piece was finished along the bottom of the composition in gold paint.

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