A little town of Palekh is located in 360 kilometers to the east from Moscow.This is about 60 kilometeres from town of Ivanovo, to which region Palekh belongs.
Fedoskino is the site of the country's oldest lacquer miniature industry.
The old Russian village of Kholui (located in Ivanovo region) is known for it's remarkable scenic beauty.
Mstera's lacquer box is vivid evidence of the remarkable viability of old Russian painting and folk decorative Art.
This very realistic landscape scene has been painted by well-known Fedsokino artist, Tatyana Tipyakova. The work is called "Little Stream", and shows a forest glade with the stream running over the stones and we almost can hear the babbling of the water!
This exquisite portrait-like composition was painted by well-known Fedoskino artist Svetlana Danshina. It is an excellent representation of Fedoskino realism. The artist has expertly implemented shade and tone to create this life-like portraits of two children. Very peaceful and romantic composition!
Country side didn't expect the Winter so fast.Small boat is still in the river. The part of river with a slow flow is already iced, the biggest part of the river is still pushing the water down... Do you remember how silent the nature after the snow fall?
This attractive round-shaped box has been painted by Olga Kolygina from the village of Palekh. The work is called "Winter", and shows peasants feeding birds. The scene is drawn in brown, blue and red tones of tempera paints. Gold and aluminum are used to outline and limn extra details into the scene.
This well detailed box was painted by talented artist Marie Zhukova of Fedoskino.The composition is an interpretation of a canvas-on-oil painting called "Ivan Tsarevich Riding the Grey Wolf", painted in 1889 by Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov. It is currently hanging in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Fellow art lovers,
Welcome to russianlacquerart.com, where we are proud to present a unique and continually changing collection of lacquer art from the four centers of lacquered miniature painting: Fedoskino, Palekh, Kholui, and Mstera. You'll also find detailed information about each of the villages, biographies of many of the artists, a history of lacquer miniature painting, and some of the fairytales and other themes of this unique part of Russian culture.
Available for purchase from our collection are exclusive artworks of today's most talented and innovative miniaturists, from boxes and chests, to plates, eggs, and more.
Every month, we visit each of the four lacquer art villages to expand our artist information section and to purchase the best new works from the artists themselves so you're assured of authentic, quality pieces at the best price possible.
You may order items directly on our website, with delivery in approximately 7-10 days.
Nearly all of the pieces we offer are unique, one-of-a-kind creations. Items that are sold are still available for viewing on our site!
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