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Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures

Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures
Romantic winter. Russian folk art – Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures

Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures
An administrative center of Palekh District of Ivanovo region, Russia is a home of Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures.

Following the October Revolution with its outspoken atheist ideology, around 1923, the Palekh masters of iconography began to paint papier-mache boxes. Meanwhile, applying the same principles they had learned from painting icons. In particular, they used mainly tempera paints of bright colors and painted over a black background. Traditionally, the work represents themes from real life, fairy tales, literary works, and folk songs. Also, Palekh miniatures represent characters from real life, domestic, literary, folkloric, historical subjects. Besides, bright local colors on a black background, a thin smooth drawing, an abundance of gold, graceful elongated figures.

Traditional Russian folk art - Palekh miniature painting
Fabulous folk art – Palekh miniature painting

Fortunately, the art of miniature painting is still alive today. Nowadays there are workshops of the Artistic Fund of Russia, as well as small private studios and independent artists in Palekh. Palekh miniature artists are trained at the Palekh Art College founded in 1935.

Traditional lacquer paintings Palekh miniatures

Russian winter
Russian winter – Palekh miniature painting
Folk art - Palekh painting
Folk art – Palekh painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Firebird. Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Flying carpet. Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Fairy-tale Firebird. Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Scarlet flower, fairy tale. Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Landscape. Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Ivan Tsarevich, folk-tale. Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Jewellery box, Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Round box, Traditional Russian folk art, Palekh miniature painting
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Wedding party. Traditional Russian folk art – Palekh
Traditional Palekh miniature painting
Choosing a bride. Traditional Palekh miniature painting

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