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Fedoskino

Fedoskino (Федоскинская миниатюра) is the oldest traditional Russian lacquer miniature painting center, known since the 18th century. Its distinctive style of painting on papier-mache is far different than the other villages as the artists use oil paints applied in many layers. Other elements include mother-of-pearl (both river and freshwater), pure gold or silver leaf (to create a shimmering glow or silvery sparkle), and metallic powders mixed into the paints. Occasionally boxes can even imitate tortoise-shell, malachite, birch bark, mahogany, marble or tartan. Popular subjects include troikas, portraits, village life, and tea-drinking from a samovar. 

  • Fedoskino "Summer" Lacquer Box 1948

    Fedoskino "Summer" Lacquer Box 1948

    Summer (Лето). Fedoskino, 1948. V. A. Ivanov. Fine post-WWII impressionist painting of a country dirt road, a woman sitting on the bank of the road under a shady grove, and two people walking in the distance. A creamy colored sky harmonizes with the...

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    The Geese Are Flying Lacquer Box

    The Geese Are Flying Lacquer Box

    The Geese Are Flying (Гуси Летят). Fedoskino, 1984. (Signed by the artist.) A young girl by a country road watches as a formation of geese flies south. She takes her silk kerchief and waves to them. In Russian culture, the bird has many meanings. Here it...

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    Three Fair Maidens by the Window Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Three Fair Maidens by the Window Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    Three Fair Maidens by the Window (Три девицы под окном). Fedoskino, circa mid-1980s. (Signed by the artist). The scene depicted on this fine Fedoskino box is from the opening stanza from Alexander Pushkin's fairy tale poem "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"...

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    "The Village Courtship" (Ухаживание в Деревне)

    Village Courtship Fedoskino Lacquer Box

    The Village Courtship (Ухаживание в Деревне). Fedoskino, 1987. Kolganova. It is the middle of winter as can be seen by the snow covered houses in the distance. Yet, the brightly-colored winter clothing the young people are wearing glows and...

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    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Painting

    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Masterpiece Painting

    "Scarlet Flower" Fedoskino Painting. Igor A. Evmenenko. The Tale of "The Scarlet Flower" (Аленький цветочек) is analogous to the Western fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." The mythical flower resides only with the Beast, who is an enchanted Prince...

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