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Title: Panorama of village of Kolomenskoye 1795
Artist: Gogina Nataliya
Size: 24.5x14.5x4.5
Size (inches): 9.5x5.75x1.75
Price: $799 $625

This unusual gravure-style monochromic box was painted by talented artist Nataliya Gogina .
Natalya was born in 1956 in the town of Yekaterinburg. Now she resides in the town of Zelenograd, Moscow Region. In 1976 she has finished the Fedoskino Art School.
The box shows panorama of village of Kolomenskoye in XVIII century, based on the gravure designed by Giacomo Quarenghi(1744-1817)-Russian-Italian architecture specialist.
Kolomenskoye is a former Royal estate situated several miles to the south-east of Moscow city-centre, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna (hence the name). The scenic area which overlooks the steep banks of the Moskva River became a part of Moscow in the 1960s.
Kolomenskoye village was first mentioned in the testament of Ivan Kalita (1339). As the time went by, the village was developed as a favourite country estate of grand princes of Muscovy. The earliest extant structure is the exceptional Ascension church (1532), built in white stone to commemorate the long-awaited birth of an heir to the throne, the future Ivan the Terrible. Being the first stone church of tent-like variety, the uncanonical "White Column" (as it is sometimes referred to) marked a stunning rupture with the Byzantine tradition.(wiki)
The scene is painted in grey tones of oils in the realistic style.The artist has use her great skill in the way of using shadows in the painting.
The painting is decorated with two parallel lines as well as the sides of the box are decorated same way.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. The box has a hinge from the top of the scene, and rests on a four little round legs. Signed with the artist's name, Fedoskino, the year of 2009 and the title

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