We are pleased of the opportunity to offer you this exceptionally vivid, colorful, illustrated edition introducing Russian lacquer miniatures from the master craftsmen of Palekh, Mstera, Fedoskino and Kholui. The book starts with an introductory article about the history of Russian lacquer craft work, and then presents various works by celebrated artists from the 19th-21st centuries. Russian lacquer painting is unmatched in art culture around the world. It absorbed the accomplishments attained in lacquer art from the West and the East, then enriched it with Russia’s unique national experience, providing originality and broadening the framework of its representational world. Pieces with lacquer miniature painting ceased to be purely utilitarian because of the elevated skills of the Russian craftsmen, and became brilliant works of art, with a great diversity of themes, subjects and images.
- Yarky Gorod Publishers, 2006
- 304 pages
- 500 color illustrations
- 12 x 9 5/8 in (30.5 x 24.5 cm)
- Available in English and Russian
- ISBN: 9785966300722
- Weight: 1,994 kg