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Title: Lady Winter
Artist: Shapkin Oleg
Size (cm): 18x8x2
Price : $6450 SOLD!





Oleg Shapkin is one of Fedoskino's most famous artists.His works are presented in different museums of Russia and other countres, in many privates collections.Oleg is author of book "Combination of styles in the Fedoskino lacquered miniature"and many other articles dedicated to lacquer art. After graduated from St. Petersburg's Art Conservatory he became Gennady Larishev's student, together with Sergey Kozlov.This beautiful Shapkin's creation shows the Snowmaiden talking with little bullfinch.. The palette incorporates blue and white oils as the action takes place in winter, with addition of gold and silver metal paints to give a feeling of magic of russian winter.Oleg demonstrates his unique skill while painting the Snowmaiden's festive apparel. Painting with an ultra fine brush, he creates exquisite gold lace texture of her fur coat, stand-up collar and crown.The box's sides are adorned with beautiful painting of winter forest. The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the piece while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The lid is hinged at the left from the painting, and the box rests on flat bottom. Signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino and the year of 2006.