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Title: Snow-white and the Seven Gnomes
Artist: Ogir Dmitriy
Size: 12x10x3.5
Size (inches): 4x4.75x1.25
Price : $375 SOLD!


This enchanting piece of Russian lacquer artistry was created through the exceptional talents of D. Ogir of Palekh. His ability to compose freshly detailed animation is second to none. Colors that dance among themselves. Decoration that is purely splendid. Collectible treasures.
D. Ogir has been interested with the theme of fairy-tales for some time. His compositions have recently depicted many of the stories made famous in the Western part of the world. Here he composes a scene from the children's classic tale of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
The artist has used a wide range of different tones to paint this scene. He has also made fine use of gold and aluminum contouring. The costumes of the characters, the crockery, and the fireplace are brightly detailed and shine alive. The use of metallic paint is executed so well that they seem to have already been within the paints before they were applied.
Each dwarf has his individual face, and also each of the dwarfs is depicted in its own pose. Their poses are absolutely different because they fulfill different work. One of them reads the magic book, while another one weighs treasures. The third dwarf drags the heavy sack filled with gold stones. The fourth one looks at the big emerald with admiration while the rest dwarfs cook dinner.
The scene is framed with elegant pattern painted in gold and aluminum. The artist continues to paint another scenes from this story on the box's sides. One of them shows the dwarfs rising up the mountain, the rest ones show different objects like mushrooms, a lantern, a mirror, and an apple, treasures, flowers and a hammer.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer was used to paint the exterior of the piece while a brilliant red lacquer completes the interior of the box. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition and the box rests on four legs. The work is signed with the artist's name, the village of Palekh, the title and the year (2005).

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