All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art in Moscow has an interesting exposition of Russian lacquer painting depicting the birth of this unique phenomenon of Russian culture and its development for more than two centuries. Several rooms of the museum feature more than 300 works of the masters of Russian centers of lacquer painting – Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera and Kholui. Lacquer painting – an ancient craft, which history dates back to XVIII century. In the beginning it was lacquered visors for hats, then, with the advent of snuff, colorful lacquer boxes, and after that, the application of this technique knew no bounds. Products were considered piece of furniture that guests could present as a gift and hope for a hearty welcome. The design motif was based on Russian folk tales and fairy tales, mysterious landscapes, as well as the Russian way of life and traditions.

Casket 'Boris Godunov'. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui. detail

Casket ‘Boris Godunov’. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui. detail

Casket 'Boris Godunov'. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui. detail

Casket ‘Boris Godunov’. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui. detail

Casket 'Boris Godunov'. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui.

Casket ‘Boris Godunov’. Pyotr Mityashin. 1981. Kholui.

Casket 'Dances'. Ivan Ivanovich Golikov, 1929. Palekh

Casket ‘Dances’. Ivan Ivanovich Golikov, 1929. Palekh

Casket 'Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin'

Casket ‘Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin’

Casket 'Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin'. Pavel Dmitrievich Bazhenov. 1940. Palekh. 1929 detail

Casket ‘Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin’. Pavel Dmitrievich Bazhenov. 1940. Palekh. 1929 detail

Casket 'Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin'. Pavel Dmitrievich Bazhenov. 1940. Palekh. 1929 detail

Casket ‘Ilya Muromets and Tsar Kalin’. Pavel Dmitrievich Bazhenov. 1940. Palekh. 1929 detail

Casket 'In the apiary'. 1888-1894. Factory of NA Lukutin, Moscow Province, village Danilkovo (Fedoskino). Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Casket ‘In the apiary’. 1888-1894. Factory of NA Lukutin, Moscow Province, village Danilkovo (Fedoskino). Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Casket 'New marches'. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino, detail (left part)

Casket ‘New marches’. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino, detail (left part)

Casket 'New marches'. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino. detail, right part

Casket ‘New marches’. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino. detail, right part

Casket 'New marches'. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino

Casket ‘New marches’. Sergei Kozlov. 1981. Fedoskino

Casket 'Ruslan and Ludmila'. Ivan Fomichev. 1938. Mstera detail

Casket ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’. Ivan Fomichev. 1938. Mstera detail

Casket 'Ruslan and Ludmila'. Ivan Fomichev. 1938. Mstera

Casket ‘Ruslan and Ludmila’. Ivan Fomichev. 1938. Mstera

Casket 'St. Basil Cathedral'. Painted by Petr Nikolaevich Puchkov (1932 - 2000). detail

Casket ‘St. Basil Cathedral’. Painted by Petr Nikolaevich Puchkov (1932 – 2000). detail

Casket 'St. Basil Cathedral'. Painted by Petr Nikolaevich Puchkov (1932 - 2000). Fedoskino. Papier-mache, paint, oil, gold, pearl, miniature painting. 1992

Casket ‘St. Basil Cathedral’. Painted by Petr Nikolaevich Puchkov (1932 – 2000). Fedoskino. Papier-mache, paint, oil, gold, pearl, miniature painting. 1992

Casket 'The Golden Cockerel'. Denis Molodkin. 2002. Mstera. detail

Casket ‘The Golden Cockerel’. Denis Molodkin. 2002. Mstera. detail

Casket 'The Golden Cockerel'. Denis Molodkin. 2002. Mstera

Casket ‘The Golden Cockerel’. Denis Molodkin. 2002. Mstera

Casket 'Yaroslavna's Lament'. Ivan Vakurov. 1954. Palekh

Casket ‘Yaroslavna’s Lament’. Ivan Vakurov. 1954. Palekh

Decorative plate 'Weaving lapti' 1860-1870s. (central part)

Decorative plate ‘Weaving lapti’ 1860-1870s. (central part)

Decorative plate 'Weaving lapti' 1860-1870s. Factory of AP Lukutin, Moscow Province, p. Danilkovo (Fedoskino). Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Decorative plate ‘Weaving lapti’ 1860-1870s. Factory of AP Lukutin, Moscow Province, p. Danilkovo (Fedoskino). Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Lacquer miniature painting at All-Russia Museum of Decorative and Folk Art, Moscow

Notebook 'Emblem of the USSR'. Ivan Ivanovich Golikov, 1927. Palekh

Notebook ‘Emblem of the USSR’. Ivan Ivanovich Golikov, 1927. Palekh

Powder casket 'Fight of Roosters'. Boris Kiselev. 1963. Kholui

Powder casket ‘Fight of Roosters’. Boris Kiselev. 1963. Kholui

Snuffbox 'Reaper at the rye row'. Alexey Vatagin. 1927. Palekh

Snuffbox ‘Reaper at the rye row’. Alexey Vatagin. 1927. Palekh

Tea caddy 'Dining Children'. The end of the XIX century. Workshop of VO Vishnyakov, Moscow Province

Tea caddy ‘Dining Children’. The end of the XIX century. Workshop of VO Vishnyakov, Moscow Province

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