Russian Boxes Fedoskino
Russian Boxes Fedoskino – a school that has its own traditions, its long history and culture, “Fedoskino” features a special technique and recognizable style, now famous throughout the world. The diversity of national traditions – an inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary artists, miniaturists. Image genre scenes – a favorite theme miniatures throughout history of miniature painting. The art of lacquer miniatures Fedoskino – a unique and original phenomenon of world culture.
The village of Fedoskino, located 40 kilometers to the north from Moscow on the bank of river Ucha, is Russia’s oldest center of lacquer miniature painting. The secrets of making and painting on papier-mache in Fedoskino have been passed from one generation to another for over 200 years now.
Lacquer miniatures of Fedoskino are made with the help of multi-layer oil painting on the primed papier-mache surface with special lining. Most of the Fedoskino boxes have a black background on the outside and are covered inside with scarlet or bright-red lacquer.
Fedoskino lacquers were closely linked to Russia’s graphic Art of the 19th Century. But quite a few works we can name as prototypes of miniature compositions used in Fedoskino Boxes now. The theme of troyka (the three horses) riding was very popular in 19th Century’s Boxes. A troyka rushing through the snow field and sledge riding is a popular theme that has become an emblem of the Fedoskino craft.
During the 20th Century Russian country and Fedoskino Factory as well has come throughout Revolutions, Wars, Perestroika and other important steps of a history and we glad that the craft is still exist and another generation of talented artists continuing to create new subjects and the new art forms in Fedoskino Craft. The Art Works of Fedoskino Masters as Kozlov, Khomutinnikova, Strelkina, Fyodorov,Sergey and Marina Rogatovs, Anokhin, Mikheev, Isaev and some others are very valuable collectible items and on high demand within collectors around the World.