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Title: Pushkin's Fairytales
Artist: Petrov Yuriy
Size: 6x4.5x9.5
Size (inches): 2.5x1.75x3.75
Price : $1250 SOLD!


Yuriy Petrov from the village of Palekh is the talented craftsman responsible for this exquisite box. It is dedicated to the creations of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Each of the box's sides including the lid, the lid's sides and the box's sides are covered with the scenes from different tales written by Pushkin. Here we can see fragments from such popular fairy-tales as the Sleeping Princess; the Golden Cockerel; Ruslan and Ludmila; the Fisherman and the Magic Fish; the Tale of Tsar Saltan; Pop and Balda; and Tale of about Bears. Here we can come across such recognizable characters as Tsar Dadon, Prince Yelisey, thirty three bogatyrs, the Clever Cat that walks along the chain, and many others.
The scenes are painted in the traditional Palekh style. The work includes more than forty! human figures. Each character has his own individual features. Besides the human figures the composition is filled with detailed architecture, beautiful fairy-tale landscape and dozens of animals. Check the size of a box--it is small!!!
Green and brown tones dominate here. Gold is used with great intricacy and delicacy to develop the finer elements in the scene. Petrov paints with excellent detail here, combining a great deal into a small space without losing any clarity.
The box is made out of paper-mache. The box is unhinged and rests on four legs. The box's exterior is decorated with elaborate gold ornamentation. The artist signed his name on the top surface of the box.

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