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"Greek Lady"

Stock #: 139306

Artist: Golovchenko O.
Fedoskino

Size: 4 3/4" X 3 3/4 X 1 3/4" Reg. $619.95
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The box is signed by the artist and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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Artists from Fedoskino, the birthplace of Russian lacquer miniatures, use a more realistic style of painting than the other villages. They also use oil paints for their drawings instead of the egg-based temperas. Three to four layers of the oil paints, along with seven coats of lacquer, are applied to each box before it is completed. This layering brings out a radiant quality in the drawings and the colors seem to emanate from within. Sometimes, an underlay of gold leaf or mother of pearl enhances this radiance and adds a lovely iridescence of its own.

 

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