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#007613

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Title: Winter Troyka
Artist: Kosterina Olga
Size: 22.5x15.5x6.5
Size (inches): 8.85x6x2.5
Price: $695 $525
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Description:

This box showing winter troika was painted by a talented Kholui artist Olga Kosterina.
This theme is traditional for Russian lacquer miniature art and very popular among modern artists. The driver stands in the sleigh and shouts encouragement to his steeds, while the couple behind his back watches the beautiful winter landscape and sing fun songs with the accompaniment of harmony player, who sit in the same sledge in front of them. In the background the artist paints the small village and several cathedrals rising over it.
Blue and green tones dominate this scene. Gold paints are used to detail the sledge, the steeds' harness and some other elements. Everything in the picture is in the motion. Fantastically beautiful, multi-colored, fairy horses with slender legs and swan-like necks are flying; their undulating tails and luxuriant manes are streaming in the wind; the flakes of snow are whirling and curling everywhere.
The box is constructed out of paper-mache. Intricate rich patterns decorate the sides of the box. The interior of the box is red, while the exterior bottom are covered with back lacquer. The lid is hinged, and the box rests flat. The work is signed with the artist's name, the village of Kholui and the title ("Troika").




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