Kholuy miniature

Kholuy miniature

A Kholuy miniature is a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, made with tempera on a varnished box of papier-mâché. This form of Russian lacquer art is produced exclusively by students of the Kholuy school, a rural settlement in Ivanovo Oblast.

The Kholuy school of icon painting was founded in 1883. The school continued the local handicraft of icon painting known since the 16th century, but after the Russian Revolution the icon painting workshops were closed. In the 1930s, a group of artists formed an association to open a workshop for miniature lacquer art, and a new school was opened in 1943. Subjects for Kholuy miniatures vary from Russian fairy tales (e.g. Snowmaiden) to cities. Kholuy miniatures seem to be less bounded by tradition than the boxes from Palekh, Fedoskino and Mstyora.

External links

* [ Kholuy - Kholui Lacquer art]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mstyora miniature — Example of a miniature Mstyora (or Mstera) miniature (Russian: Мстёрская миниатюра) is a Russian folk handicraft of miniature painting, which is done with tempera paints on varnished articles mostly made of papier mâché. Mstyora miniatures… …   Wikipedia

  • Timeline of Russian inventions and technology records — The Hall of Space Technology in the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia. The exhibition includes the models and replicas of the following Russian inventions: the first satellite, Sputnik 1 (a ball under the… …   Wikipedia

  • Russia — This article is about the current country. For other uses, see Russia (disambiguation). Russian Federation Российская Федерация Rossiyskaya Federatsiya …   Wikipedia

  • Peaked cap — USAF General Nathan Twining wearing a peaked cap …   Wikipedia

  • Matryoshka doll — Matryoshka set in a row …   Wikipedia

  • Cheburashka — For the aircraft nicknamed Cheburashka after this character, see Antonov An 72. Cheburashka, the animated film character Cheburashka (Russian:  Чебурашка​ …   Wikipedia

  • Russian culture — Saint Basil s Cathedral on the Red Square, Moscow …   Wikipedia

  • Dymkovo toys — Dymkovo toy. Dymkovo toys, also known as the Vyatka toys or Kirov toys (Дымковская игрушка, вятская игрушка, кировская игрушка in Russian) are moulded painted clay figures of people and animals (s …   Wikipedia

  • Sarafan — For other uses, see Sarafan (disambiguation). A peasant girl (middle) wearing a brocade sarafan in 1909 …   Wikipedia

  • Shashka — Shashka …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.