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Title: Tea Drinking
Artist: Golovchonkov Oleg
Size: 20x25x0.3
Size (inches): 8x10x0.125
Price : $1150 SOLD!


Talented Fedoskino artist Golovchonkov Oleg has painted this exquisite scene of a lady drinking tea. The scene is painted on a plaque.
From the lavish palette of color, to the fascinating detail, an exciting and well rounded work of art. Portrait artistry is a very well done!
The solid, deep olive brownish background brings out the holiday of color just that much more. The soothing expression upon the lady's face is priceless. Our eyes are also drawn to the detail in her ruffled clothing, the precise shapes of the tea serving set and the artful designs throughout her clothing. A creamy vanilla, rose red, teal and gold-yellow dominate the composition. A delicious arrangement of color.
Afternoon tea-time (chayepitie) was as much an essential ritual in nineteenth-century Russia as in Victorian England--with a few major differences. The water was boiled in a samovar, which literally translated means "self-heating" (samo=self / varit'=to boil). The samovar is attached to a tiny stove unit at the base. This made the tea too hot to drink from a cup and so it was often drunk from a saucer, as this woman is depicted. However, like the British, cakes or sandwiches were usually eaten with the tea to tide one over until dinner. Candies, much like the ones composed, are also easily welcomed.
The portrait is highly detailed and very accurate. Photo-like quality!
The plaque is made out of paper-mache. Black lacquer covers back side of the plaque. The work is signed with the artists iniatials.
The plaque is selling with a frame. There are three options now.
Sizes of the frames:
normal, made of plastic
25.5x30.2x2.5 cm or 10x11.75x1 inches
normal made of wood (more silver color)
27x32x3 cm or 10.5x12.5x1.25 inches
massive, made of plastic
44.5x49x6 cm or 17.5x19.25x2.25 inches

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