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Title: Town of Suzdal
Artist: Zhurkin S.
Size (cm): 11x8.5x5
Size (inches): 4.5x3.75x2.25
Price : $675 SOLD!





This splendid piece created by talented artist from Fedoskino Zhurkin Sergey. The composition is painted in blue, white and brown tones. A large inlay of mother-of-pearl focuses the viewer's attention on the cathedral and beautifully decorates the box. In the centre of the composition we can see the blue domed Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary that is the center of Suzdal architectural ensemble. This cathedral was built from 1222-1225 on the place on the collapsed cathedral. To the right of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary we can see the Hierarchal Chambers and the octahedral pillar of Bell Tower. The author of this box is Mikhail Tugarinov. Mikhail Tugarinov was born in 1965 in the small town of Dmitrov, located in the Moscow region. Mikhail graduated from the Fedoskino Art School in 1971 where he studied under the tutelage of such Fedoskino masters as V.D.Antonov and Chizhov. Mikhail paints with oils following closely the style of the Fedoskino lacquered miniature. He likes to depict architecture and winter landscapes. He feels that his technique of painting resembles the style of another famous Fedoskino painter, Piotr Puchkov, but paints his compositions mostly in cold tones, applying traditional painting methods. He, himself, cuts and inlays the mother-of-pearl into the boxes, a process that is very difficult and which not many painters can master. The artist believes that the quality of painting is the most important element of work. He always painstakingly elaborates and paints every minute detail of a composition and this is one of the reasons why his artworks look extremely realistic.The scene is framed with a gold line.The box is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior and red lacquer to paint the interior. The box has a hinge above the scene and rests on four legs. It is signed with the artist name, name of the composition-"Suzdal" and dated (1994).