This interesting semi-antique box was...
Fedoskino is the site of the country's oldest lacquer miniature industry.
In the late 18th century merchant Ivan Korobov set up a factory of lacquer production in the village of Danilkovo (now Fedoskino) near Moscow ,which in the early 19th century was inherited by the son-in-law Piotr(or Peter)Lukutin. He increased its out put, and in 1828 earned the right to stamp the inner side of creative quests, perfection of painting technique and decorative ornamentation. The Lukutin's lacquers became known abroad.
The Lukutin's lacquer miniature was popular for its high artistic workmanship.The painting was done by oils,which compact brushwork and fine "transparent" strokes. Gold leaf and metallic powders were often used that showed through the translucent coat of paint.
Lukutin lacquer painting enjoyed the influence of Russian realistic art.The artists' proximity to folklore promted the creation of highly popular images.Scenes of tea-parties, women's gathering and troika's rides won great favour with the people.
The lacquer work brought out by the Vishnyakov factories had much in common with its Lukutin counterpart in terms of form and content. The Vishnyakov and Lukutin enterprises existed side by side for nearly a century; they were fine models of mutual influence. In 1904 The Lukutin heirs closed down their lacquer works.The former Lukutin Masters organized in 1910 the Fedoskino labour artel thus enabling the industry to servive in the conditions of dire competition between petty lacquer factories and lay the groundwork for a joint artistic process. a new stage was introduced in lacquer miniature painting.
After the Revolution of 1917 the Fedoskino artel was joined by young artists whose work reflected the life of that period , the stages in the development of Soviet State , Russia historical past. The "Troikas","Tea Parties" and "Women's Gatherings" were used as subjects for new , original compositions.Special attention was devoted to the subject in its integrity and its ornamental decor with the stress on traditional techniques:filigree, checker-work, circular and gold ornamentation. The highly attractive caskets, panels, brooches and boxes of different form of size with miniature painting and gold ornament, their dazzling lacquer surface and the play of their rich colors are remarkable blend of usefulness and beauty.
The contemporary Fedoskino miniature painting promotes the independent development of all genres of this unique art.
Old Fedoskino Masters of portraiture V.D.Lipitskiy,M.G.Pashinin, P.S.Davydov trasmited their rich experience and knowledge to the younger Fedoskino Masters: Nikolay Soloninkin, Lubov Pashinina and others.They have created fine portraits of political and military leaders ,writers and artists, heroes of labour and science in 1970-1980s.
Reviving the traditions of the decorative-ornamental genre painters S.Tardasov,V.Korsakov, Yu.Gusev ,and S.Monashov created in the 1980s works of art remarkable for their ornamental plasticity and highly subtle workmanship.
Fine works of Fedoskino art representative of landscape painting were created by I.I.Strakhov, Sergey P.Rogatov,Yuriy Karapayev, Sergey Kozlov,Mikhail Kornienko, Ye.Starykh who depicted the beauty of Moscow's environs.
The end of the past century was "Golden" time for the Top Fedoskino Masters as Mikhail Chizhov,A.Tolstov, Piotr Puchkov, Sergey Chistov,Viktor Antonov, Gennadiy Larishev.
Nowadays, very interesting works are created by Yelena Khomutinnikova, Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Sergey Kozlov, Oleg Shapkin, Nadezhda Strelkina ,Alexander Fyodorov,Sergey and Marina Rogatovs,Pavel Anokhin,Eduard Makarov, Alexander Mikheev, Igor Isaev and many others Top Fedoskino Artists.
The works of Fedoskino artists are displayed in private collections and in the Museums all over the World.
This originally shaped box showing some peasants at a trade fair was painted by Fedoskino artist Sergey Zotov. It's a sunny winter day. A guy to the right is selling of bubliki (bagels) and tea from Samovar.
This interesting composition was painted by a talented Fedoskino artist, Vladimir Rogatov.
This interesting composition was painted by a well-known Fedoskino artist Dmitriy Rogatov. It shows us Winter holiday in Ancient Russian village.
This popular Fedoskino composition was painted by a well-known artist, Boris Morozov.The work shows two ladies stayed at the edge of the forest surround the ashberries .They are holding branches of ash-berries in their hands. That berries are so loved by the birds in Central part of Russia during the winter. The girls are dressed in traditional Russian...
This box is a creation of Kuznetsov Anatoliy from the village of Fedoskino.
Lubov Pashinina from the village of Fedoskino is the author this beautiful portrait of a noble woman wearing the elegant dress decorated with flowers. Pashinina is an expert in creating female portraits and richly decorated boxes. It's easy to see why, while looking at this exquisite work.
This incredible quality pendant was painted by a talented Palekh artist Lubov Pashinina. It shows Venerable Seraphim of Sarov. Pashinina is a hereditary Fedoskino Master, her father Mikhail Pashin was also famous Fedoskino portrait painter.
Talented Fedoskino artist, Alexander Maslov, has painted this detailed scene.
Victor Tretiakov, is the talented Fedoskino artist, who has painted this small, but detailed box.
This small architectural scene has been painted by talented artist Alexender Mitusov from the village of Fedoskino. Most of all this artist likes to depict architecture; he has created many works dedicated to picturesque views of an old Moscow. This box features the view of an old Moscow; working on it Mitusov used old paintings drawn in the 18th and 19th...
This large marvelous casket is showing different scenes from the "Princess Frog" fairytale.The casket has the painting on the lid and on all four sides!
This interesting Fedoskino box was painted by a well-known and talented artist Morozov Boris, who has passed us away some time ago.
This detailed and well-known composition was painted by Julia Denisova from Fedoskino. It shows a village beauty standing at the fence.
Radiating with the brilliance of wonderful oil paints, this box painted by Zolotaya Lubov is a reproduction of an oil-on-canvas painting by Russian artist Konstantin Makovskiy (1839-1915).
Dotsenko is the gifted artist who painted the scene on this box.
This incredible quality pendant was painted by a talented Palekh artist Lubov Pashinina. It shows Saint Sergius of Radonezh. Pashinina is a hereditary Fedoskino Master, her father Mikhail Pashin was also famous Fedoskino portrait painter.
Talented Fedoskino artist Liliana Slaeva is the artist, who has painted this charming composition.
This large box was painted by talented artist Marie Zhukova.
This picturesque winter scene has been painted by Yuliya Golubyonkova from Fedoskino.
This attractive sailing composition is a creation of the well-known Fedoskino artist Alexey Valyalin. In his youth he served in the navy, and this fact may explain his love towards the sea and ships.