Boretsky painting on wood
Boretsky painting on wood. Boretsky painting – a type of graphic painting in the Northern part of Russia, its name comes from the village of Borok, located on the shores of the Northern Dvina. Boretsky painting is a living legend. The content of painting is unique. Of the rectangular frame typical of the seventeenth-XVIII iconography, instead of the saints funny little birds are looking at us, the shining sun pointed star, tulip-shaped flowers. Floral design, a big, juicy color, full of dynamics. For its brightness, gilding and white background, Boretsky paintings were a great success, and were brought to the fairs in Moscow, St. Petersburg and around the world.
The most frequently used in Boretsky painting colors: red, green, brown, orange, yellow. Ornament consists of circles, drops, triangles. All elements are enclosed in a black outline. Symbol Boretsky painting – Tree of Life. Huge flower with a straight stem, around which are depicted flowers, birds, berries, delicate leaves. The motives of the composition could serve as a genre scenes: tea party festivities.
Now Boretsky painting is made in Boretsky rural settlement of Vinogradovsky district, Arkhangelsk region, 7 km from the City. Probably among the Ladoga and Novgorod settlers were painters and artists of miniature painting and manuscript books. Transferring their skills from generation to generation, they have maintained the best traditions of ancient Novgorod folk art for centuries.