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Milyushina Tatyana Leonidovna (1958 - ...)  Click to play

Tatyana Leonidovna Milyushina was born in 1958 in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, in the Mari Autonomous Republic.
The artist finished the Moscow Arts and Crafts School in 1978. Her graduation project at the school was the composition “"Overseas Guest".
Then she continued her education at the National Cinema Institute and graduated from it in 1988. Her teachers were T.N. Tikhonova, P.E. Frolov, A.E. Khitrov, V.V. Kurchevsky, N.N. Tretyakov, V.A. Belov. Her graduation project was the composition “The Lay of Igor's Campaign".
From 1978 until 1982, and again since 1987, Tatyana Leonidovna has worked at the Kholuy Lacquer Miniature Factory, and has participated in various exhibitions since 1980.
T.L. Milyushina is a member of the Union of Artists. She is rewarded with a bronze medal of the Academy of Arts and also with a silver medal won at the Exhibition of National Achievements.
Works by T.L. Milyushina are exhibited in the Kholuy Art Museum, in the Museum of Kholuy Craft Workshops, in the State Historical Museum, in the Folk Art Museum and in the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art.
At present the artist works in the Kholuy Craft Workshops, in the film studio and paints at home. She is also engaged in restoration work and teaches at the Kholuy Art School.
Tatyana Leonidovna paints her works in the traditions of Kholuy lacquered miniature using mostly tempera paints and sometimes she applies in painting water colors, pastel crayon and oil paints. Her favorite themes to depict are historical subjects, genre scenes, fairy-tales, portraits, Russian traditional dress, bylinas and landscapes. Most of all she is interested in depicting historical subjects.
While working on a lacquered miniature, the artist tries to achieve picturesque expression of a chosen theme by means of details and symbols. Finishes working, after decorating a box with intricate ornaments.
Tatyana Leonidovna uses in painting her personal technical methods. Depending on a chosen theme, she chooses coloring for her compositions.
The artist supposes her works are notable for peculiar style of painting.
Painting of XVII century, Byzantine icon painting, works by I. Bilibin, V. Vasnetsov, A. Vasnetsov and N. Nesterov had a great influence on the artist’s creativity.
In her free time Tatyana Leonidovna is engaged in work in the Union of Artists.
Tatyana Leonidovna wishes to all admirers of the art of Russian lacquer artistry to find pleasure in contemplating works of art.

T.L. Milyushina's major works include "Overseas Guest" (1980), "King of the Woods" (1980), "The Lay of Igor's Campaign" (1986), "The Left-Handed Blacksmith" (1988), "The Tales of Kholuy" (1988), and "Svyatoslav's Dream" (1991). Compositions by Milyushina are depicted in several books, including those listed below:

Soloviova L. N., 1991, "KHOLUY LACQUERED MINIATURES", INTERBOOK, Moscow, 5-7664-0696-7

In her book KHOLUY LACQUERED MINIATURES, Larisa Soloviova states the following about Tatyana Milyushina:

"Tatyana Leonidovna Milyushina is one of the most extraordinary personalities at the Kholuy center. Endowed with great artistic talent she is a constant generator of new ideas for the young artists of Kholuy. Her compositions on the themes of bylinas and Russian history project themselves on contemporary life. Each of her works carries a hidden message which brings a new individual element to the traditional subjects of fairy-tales, epics and history.

"In her miniatures T.L. Milyshina managed to discover what makes Kholuy tick. Her works 'The King of the Woods' and 'New House' come to mind. The new decorative solution proposed by T.L. Milyushina was taken up by some of her colleagues. By borrowing from the treasure trove of world art she managed to give a new treatment to some traditional themes, such as the epic 'Churila Plenkovich and Duke Stepanovich' and the tale of the She-Bear. The artist approaches the Kholuy tradition creatively. The popular print quality and the grotesque treatment of the images in 'Young Sailor on Furlough' are reminiscent of the style of Kholuy primitivist P.I. Ivakin."

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