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Russian Tradition of Pottery Craft, Part 2
Old Russian earthenware was not particularly beautiful but was very convenient and cheap. Potters made various simple vessels required in country life.
--25-05-2015--
Russian Tradition of Pottery Craft, Part 1
Potters of the Old Russian state made tableware of a variety of forms. At the bottom of their works Russian handicraftsmen put special brands in the form of triangles, crosses, squares, circles, etc.
--22-05-2015--
Old Russian Tradition of Bast Shoe Braiding
Bast braiding is one of the oldest handicrafts in Russia. Since time immemorial peasants used bast for making bast shoes first of all. Bast shoes became a sort of a symbol.
--15-05-2015--
Russian Craft of Pine Root Wickerwork
The distinctive Vyatka craft of pine root braiding has been known since the late 19th century.
--10-05-2015--
Russian Tradition of Birch Bark Braiding
Birch bark is a beautiful and enduring material for wickerwork. Smooth, clean and lustrous birch bark is well extendable, hardly breakable, and waterproof.
--07-05-2015--
Russian Handicraft of Rod Wickerwork
Willow rod braiding appeared as a handicraft in Russia in the 19th century. Its origin was in many respects promoted by the European fashion for wickerwork and wicker furniture.
--05-05-2015--
Russian Tradition of Straw Incrustation
Straw application and decorating wattled products with straw have been a traditional craft in Russia for a long time.
--30-04-2015--
Russian Handicraft of Wood Turning, Part 2
The turning craft masterpiece was a 100-piece wooden egg (with its walls thinner than an eggshell) turned by the master Fyodor Romakhin. It was here where Vasily Zvyozdochkin with his companions created the first Russian nested doll (Matryoshka).
--30-04-2015--
Russian Handicraft of Wood Turning, Part 1
Wood turning was traditionally used in Russia for making tableware, vessels and spindles. With the advent of spinning wheels in the second half of the 19th century turners switched to making toys.
--30-04-2015--
Russian Tradition of Birch-Bark Craft, Part 3
I. A. Veprev was the most well-known expert in the Shemogod birch bark craft. His works enjoyed wide popularity and gained fame to Shemogod birch bark.
--29-04-2015--
Russian Tradition of Birch-Bark Craft, Part 2
Birch bark played an important role in the life of peasants in the North of Russia. It was widely used by people in Siberia and the Far East. One could not picture peasant life without birch bark.
--27-04-2015--
Russian Tradition of Birchbark Craft, Part 1
Birch bark items present an original form of folk arts and crafts. Russian handicraftsmen made great use of birch bark properties.
--19-04-2015--
Wood Painting
The art of wood painting has its peculiar features and characteristics typical for various regions of Russia. Our ancestors adorned their household items, such distaffs, boards, chests, and on other wooden utensils.
--30-03-2015--
Russian Woodcarving Tradition, Part 2
Lots of churches in Vyatka (Kirov) have preserved iconostases, which are monuments of applied art. They owe high artistic value to the skill of local woodcarvers. Canonic requirements, stylistic Moscow trends and local artistic preferences gave rise to the original works of art in Vyatka.
--30-03-2015--
Russian Woodcarving Tradition, Part 1
The art of woodcarving has been known in Russia for ages. Village and town wooden houses in Old Russia were traditionally decorated with wood carved elements.
--30-03-2015--
Unique Russian Woodwork of Burr Craft, Part 2
In the late 19th century about forty people worked as burr craftsmen. The city of Vyatka (modern Kirov) was the centre of the burr craft. Some more burr workshops were located in the Shcherbinka and Troitsk districts and manufactured mostly cheap burr items.
--30-03-2015--
Unique Russian Woodwork of Burr Craft, Part 1
Throughout centuries craftsmen of the Vyatka lands (Kirov Region nowadays) were engaged in wood processing. It is no wonder they laid the foundation to the unique burr craft.
--30-03-2015--
Russian Engraving Art and its Development, Part 4
Satirical graphic art works released both as independent series or albums and in journals played a special role in the history of Russian lithography. The satirical series Lost but Lovely Creatures by A.I. Lebedev enjoyed wide popularity in due time.
--18-03-2015--
Russian Engraving Art and its Development, Part 3
Copperplate engraving was extremely job-laden and painstaking and so it was used less and less in the 19th century. The artist I.P. Pozhalostin was one of its last adherents in Russia.
--18-03-2015--
Russian Engraving Art and its Development, Part 2
After the reign of Peter I was over the engraving art ceased to serve the purposes of documentary and educational character. Engraving masters resorted to Baroque art instead.
--15-03-2015--
Russian Engraving Art and its Development, Part 1
The earliest samples of Russian engraving date back to the mid 16th century. It was metal plate engraving and wood-cut printing. This type of art was called into existence thanks to development of book publishing, and the first prints were used for decorating church books.
--15-03-2015--
History of Jewellery Art in Russia
The history of jewellery in Russia has roots stretching far back and starts from the foundation of the Kievan Russia and the Vladimir-Suzdal Princedom (9th -12th centuries).
--26-01-2012--


News:

Festival of Ethnic Cultures Held in Murmansk Region
The festival of ethnic cultures "We are Together!" is taking place in the Kola District on October 17 and 18.
--17-10-2015--
Violet Street: from Paris to Kaliningrad
Original items of French arts and crafts will be displayed in the Kaliningrad Amber Museum from September 2 to September 6, 2015.
--25-08-2015--
Flowers that Live in Things
All-Russian Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts will open the spring exhibition Flowers Living in Things.
--21-03-2015--
Fairy Tales of Chukotka Shown in Moscow
All-Russian Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts will hold the bone carving art exhibition Fairy Tales of Chukotka.
--13-03-2015--
Naiveties of South Ural
The Naive Art Museum has opened the diversified exhibition Naiveties of the South Ural.
--13-03-2015--
Central House of Artist 2015
The 18th Moscow International Art Salon TsDKh-2015. People and the World will be held in Central House of Artist at Krymsky Val.
--05-03-2015--
Three Centuries of Japanese Fashion
The Vauxhall Center, Moscow holds the exhibition Three Centuries of Japanese Fashion.
--03-03-2015--
Exhibition Russian Glass
The Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts starts the Russian Glass exhibition with paragons of glass art of the 18th early 20th centuries.
--12-12-2014--
Timiryazev Museum Dedicated Exhibition to Yury Koval
The Timiryazev Biology Museum has opened the Koval River exhibition about life and works of the famous writer.
--12-12-2014--
English Breakfast in Russia of the Late 18th 19th Centuries
History Museum opens the exhibition English Breakfast in Russia of the Late 18th 19th Centuries.
--25-11-2014--
Porcelain of Unsurpassed Wedgwood Displayed in Moscow
The All-Russian Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts holds an exhibition of porcelain works by the legendary English company Wedgwood.
--15-11-2014--
Kholuy Miniature Painting Exhibited in Moscow
The All-Russian Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts opens the exhibition Imost Kholuy.
--12-11-2014--
Art Doll Exhibition My Queen Opened in Moscow
The Doll Collection Gallery in Moscow has opened My Queen exhibition.
--10-10-2014--
Exhibition of Modern Russian Design Kicks off in Moscow
The annual exhibition The SUBJECT. Modern Russian Design will run in historical interiors of M. N. Yermolova House Museum in Moscow.
--15-09-2014--
Tretyakov Gallery Holds Exhibition of Frames
The Tretyakov Gallery has opened its new exhibition season with the large-scale project Precious Casing. Painting and Frame. Dialogues.
--11-09-2014--
Gold of Sarmatians Exhibited in Moscow
The Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts has opened the Gold of Sarmatians exhibition.
--08-09-2014--
Breathing of India Exhibition Opened in Moscow
The Nagornaya Gallery holds the exhibition Breathing of India. Traditional Art of India.
--07-09-2014--
Folk Arts and Crafts Museum Founded near Moscow
The Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts has been opened in the Fedoskino Settlement near Moscow.
--29-08-2014--
Exhibition of Sofya Tolstaya Opened in Moscow
Leo Tolstoy State Museum holds the exhibition Sofia Tolstaya. Life Patterns. The exhibition is timed to the 170th anniversary since the birthday of the great writers wife Sofia Andreyevna Tolstaya.
--27-08-2014--
See The Way Artists Adorned Soviet Reality
Today the ROSIZO exhibition hall opens the exposition Holidays of the Soviet State.
--15-08-2014--
Batik Art of 21st Century to be Displayed in Moscow
The Central House of Artist and Sergey Davydovs Batik Centre will open the exhibition Batik Art of the 21st Century. Landscape.
--03-06-2014--
Winzavod to Introduce Autist Artists to Public
The Winzavod Modern Art Center in association with the Naked Hearts Foundation will hold the exhibition Here We Are.
--28-05-2014--
Art of Crimean Tatars to be Displayed in Moscow
Traditional and modern art of Crimean Tatars will be for the first time exhibited in Moscow.
--22-05-2014--
Kremlin Welcomes Indian Jewels that Enchanted the World
April 11 will see the opening of the exhibition India: Jewels that Enchanted the World in the Belfry Tower of the Moscow Kremlin.
--09-04-2014--
Exhibition of Léon Bakst and Natalya Goncharova Opens in Moscow
On February 13 the Kournikova Gallery opens the exhibition Natalya Goncharova and Léon Bakst. Working with Ornament.
--13-02-2014--
Oriental Art Museum Features Asian Sports
On February 7, 2014 the State Museum of Oriental Art opens an exhibition on sports of various countries and peoples of the East.
--06-02-2014--
Christian Antiquities of Perm Krai Arrive in Moscow
The History Museum in Moscow opens an exhibition of Christian antiquities of the Perm Krai from December 17.
--12-12-2013--
Theater World of Mart Kitayev
The Theatre World of Mart Kitayev exhibition opened in the Theatre and Music Art Museum tells about the creativity of this outstanding scenic designer.
--19-09-2013--
Giuseppe Verdi Dedication Exhibition Opens in Moscow
Giuseppe Verdi Dedication. Scenery from the Roman Opera House exhibition will be opened from September 12 in the Alexander Pushkin State Museum.
--11-09-2013--
Glass Rhapsody by Emile Galle Comes to Moscow
September 12 will see the opening of the Glass Rhapsody exhibition by the famous glass artist Emile Galle in the East European Antique House.
--11-09-2013--
Exhibition of Cinema Artist Inessa Snezhkina Starts in St. Petersburg
The Wardrobe Workshop exhibition is dedicated to creativity of the well-known Petersburg cinema artist Inessa Snezhkina.
--11-09-2013--
2nd Interregional Festival of Slavic Arts to Be Held in Moscow
The 2nd Interregional Festival of Slavic Art Russian Field will take place in Kolomenskoye Estate on July 20.
--17-07-2013--
The ART Object Festival to Be Held in Moscow
From July 12 to July 19 the first ART Object Festival will be held in the Flacon design plant.
--09-07-2013--
Berezov Antiquities Exhibited in Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve
Today the Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve in Moscow opens the Berezov Antiquities exhibition with church art items from Berezov, the most northern settlement of the Tobolsk Province.
--04-07-2013--
Alexander Golovin Exhibition to be Opened in St. Petersburg
The exhibition is timed to the 150th anniversary since the birth of the well-known Russian artist Alexander Golovin (1863-1930).
--17-06-2013--
Dolls of Imperial Family to be Displayed in St. Petersburg
From May 29 to June 2, 2013 in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg will be hosting the International Exhibition of Dolls and Teddie Bears Time of Dolls No. 11.
--20-05-2013--
34th Russian Antique Salon to be Held in Moscow
The Central House of Artist in Moscow will host the 34th Russian Antique Salon from March 30 to April 7.
--26-03-2013--
Museum of Wooden Spoon to Appear in Nizhniy Novgorod Region
An original museum-workshop of the wooden spoon and folk household will be created in Semenov Town of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region.
--20-06-2011--





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