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Title: Baba Yaga
Artist: Borisov Roman
Size: 15x20x7
Size (inches): 6x8x3
Price: $1670
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Roman Borisov is the talented Fedoskino artist who has painted this image of Baba Yaga from the Russian fairy-tales. Baba-Yaga is the artist's favorite heroine and he likes to depict her in his unique compositions.
Baba-Yaga is the oldest character of the Slavonic mythology. Originally Baba-Yaga was the goddess of death; people imagined her as a woman with the snake tail who guarded the entrance into the other world and accompanied the souls of dead people into the Kingdom of the Dead. Baba-Yaga is the most famous figure in Russian fairy-tales that represents evil. It is a character of such fairy-tales as "Marya Morevna", "Princess Frog", "The Tale of Life Water and Youth Giving Apples", and many, many others.
In this composition Baba-Yaga sit near her house on the checken legs on a baba-yaga's mortar with a brocken broom in her hand. In front of her we can see a couple of poisonous mushrooms. Her servant raven is sit on a branch of a tree to the right of the composition. The composition is painted in the muffled color of oil paints.
The sides of a box are decorated with a gold ornamentation. The box's exterior is black, while the box's interior is red.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. A hinge is fastened to the left of the composition , and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the year of 2000, Fedoskino, title- Baba Yaga and autor R.Borisov, which confirms, that the composition is original painting of this artist!




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