All boxes that I sell is 100% original vintage art of lacquer miniatures. Created during the Soviet era in USSR.
1952 Antonovsky, Nikolai Ivanovich - "Hunters at Rest". Genuine, vintage, Stalin era, soviet, USSR, russian, hand painted. Was enlisted as nurse's assistant from 09.05.1941 to 05.09.45. His works are kept in Moscow Art Museum.It was a very difficult period of reconstruction for the country. Destroyed by the second World War, in which almost 50 million of the soviet citizens perished. All the infrastructures, everything built and. Functioning well before the war started, have been destroyed as well. Lacquer industries (Mstera in this case) have not escaped destruction. 33 artists from the Mstera Guild of Proletarian Art fought in the war, of whom 14 were killed. To quote one of the. Most famous Mstera artist Nikolai Dmitriev (from his book "Mstera by Hand"). Having been deprived of their beloved art for so long, they took work up avidly. Greedily, but sales were unsatisfactory.
Disastrous countrywide conditions have affected their neighbors as well: Palekh, Kholui. And that was the way out for Mstera - agonizingly hard and tortuous. Mstera starts producing fedoskin- like copies from reproductions of famous Russian and soviet artists, and, slowly, things got better. This period in Mstera lacquer miniature art was fairly short, - from 1946 to 1953, - which explains relative rarity of works done in this technique. However, it saved the industry and gave the world examples of outstanding miniatures, differing from both the works of fedoskin masters and traditional.
These works mostly resemble canvases by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th-17th centuries. It should also be noted that Mstera artisans. Have used tempera (egg-based paints) as opposed to fedoskin masters who used oils, which gives Mstera works a decidedly different from. This painting depicts three hunters talking with each other. The main focus of the painting.Is the psychological portraiture of the hunters: one of them (on the left) is an elderly, experienced. Hunter, probably an impoverished aristocrat, who is weaving passionate fairy-tales about his. Hunting exploits; the second one (in the middle, slightly back), dressed in a Russian peasant. Attire is listening to those fables with a wry distrustful smirk on his face, and the third one (on the right). A young man dressed to the nines and gullible, is so taken by the tales that he has forgotten to.
Light a cigarette in his right hand from the light in his left. The hunters are framed by a rather. Gloomy autumn scenery, which imparts slightly uneasy undertones to an otherwise comic situation.This painting is done in a curious combination of a genre scene, a landscape and a still life. Consisting of hunting items and fowl. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky has mentioned Perov painting in his diaries. "The painting is long and truly well known: "Hunters at Rest, - one is lying. Passionately and knowingly; another - is listening and believing as passionately. And the third one, who does not believe anything, is just sprawled nearby laughing.... We could almost hear and perceive what he is saying, know the whole spin of his tales, his style, his feelings. This fairly sized box done by Nikolai Antonovsky presents to us a wonderful copy. Of "Hunters at Rest", one of the later works (1871) of Vasili Grigoryevich Perov.
There is a gift plaque on the box saying: A keepsake from the 10th grade students. Of the Third Middle school, city of Tula to K.
This inscription tells us that it was a precious gift for a beloved teacher. Her on the Graduation day.Please, look at the photos. Mm (8.07 inch) x 123 mm (4.84 inch) x 63 mm (2.48 inch). All photos are real, you receive what you see on them. (excluding week-end and celebration days). See my other auctions with a lot of vintage Russian Soviet art object from USSR era! TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Most of the items I sell come from my personal collections. I do my very best to describe condition, operation, and provide a lot of pictures if necessary. If I notice an obvious defect it will be noted in the description, or visible in the photos whenever possible. Your satisfaction is very important to me. If something is not as described contact me as soon as possible for a solution.
The item "1952 vintage USSR russian hand painted palekh lacquer box, Stalin era, Mstera" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Russian".
The seller is "solanmike" and is located in Moscow. This item can be shipped worldwide.