Famous “fresh flowers” of the Ural master stone-carver Victor Vasilyev look really alive though are made of precious and semiprecious stones.
The master’s works are often exposed not only in Russia, but also in Europe, and many of them have become part of collections. At present the exhibition of works by the Ural stone-carver is taking place in the Timiryazev State Biology Museum in Moscow.
Victor Vasilyev's creativity is continuation of the well-known Ural stone-carving tradition. It isn't surprising that the region being so rich with various minerals is famous for this art.
Nikolay Vasilyev grew up in the foothills of Ural and got education of a geologist. In the course of his work he gathered an entire collection of stones and after Perestroika organized his own art studio.
The creativity of the Ural master is supported with the art skills acquired by him in a professional fine art studio that he attended as a child.
Author: Vera Ivanova