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5.0 out of 5 stars collectible traditional Russian art, July 29, 2000
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Chapulina R (Tovarischi Imports, USA/RUS) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Fine Art of Russian Lacquered Miniatures (Paperback)
This is a large, excellent book on the traditional Russian art of lacquered miniature painting. Over 250 color reproductions of the works of Masters are featured. This is really the definitive book on the craft. The art is famous for its tiny, but finely-detailed illustrations of folk tales or village life, painted free-hand with a homemade brush of a single squirrel or sable hair. Real gold leaf and mother-of-pearl insets add to the beauty and value of the paintings, which are created on papier-mache' shkatulki (boxes) or plaques. Many layers of lacquer finish the artwork, giving it a long-lasting, lustrous, three-dimensional quality (and incidentally, its name). Each creation can take several months, or as much as a year, to complete. Some of the rarest, most magnificent paintings are presented in these pages. The book contains a history of the craft and its Masters. Also included are short essays on each of the four schools -- the villages of Palekh, Kholui, Mstera, and Fedoskino -- which have produced generations of painters in this enduring and endearing folk art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Lacquer Box Collectors, March 19, 2014
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Karen (Blue Ridge, VA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Fine Art of Russian Lacquered Miniatures (Paperback)
I purchased this book hoping to learn more about Russian lacquer boxes. I was surprised at how much information it contained. The author gives a detailed history of the craft and the photos of boxes are stunning. Plus, in the index to the photos, in many cases, he gives a description of the subject matter. What fairy tale is it, who's pictured on the box etc. I recommend this book to anyone interested in Russian lacquer boxes.
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The Fine Art of Russian Lacquered Miniatures
The Fine Art of Russian Lacquered Miniatures by V. A. Guli︠a︡ev (Paperback - July 1, 1993)
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