Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

Orthodox Christian Russia. Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

Textile collage by Valentina Maximova
Russian artist of applied art Valentina Nikolaevna Maximova was born in the village of Kostyanka of Arkhangelsk region. And now she lives in the old Russian city of Uglich. In 1975, she graduated from Yaroslavl art college. Since 1982 she has participated in provincial, regional, national, and international art exhibitions. She is a member of the Union of artists of Russia. Valentina Maximova’s artworks are in private collections in Russia, Germany, and France. Her textile collage, little tricks which artist accumulates, and opens unexpected visual possibilities of natural fabrics. “Palette” of colors and textures here is extremely varied. The author favorite themes – landscapes with snow and water, still lifes of flowers and vases, and portraits.

Textile by Valentina Maximova

Fragments of Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

From Norwich John Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Arts:
Patchwork, needlework made of assorted small pieces of fabric sewn together at the edges to form a kind of cloth mosaic. This simple and economical method of producing patterned textiles is both ancient and wide-spread. During the Renaissance, using silks and velvet as its raw materials, it was a sumptuous element in ecclesiastical and secular decoration. The technique is more generally associated with folk art, particularly (since the 18th century) in the production of patchwork quilts, their cheerful, colorful patterns usually formed from innumerable regularly shaped scraps of printed cotton. Patchwork of irregular shapes is sometimes called crazy patchwork.

Textile by Valentina Maximova

Seasons. Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

Textile by Valentina Maximova

A clown. Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

Textile collage by Valentina Maximova

source pedagogika-cultura.narod.ru