Palekh


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Palekh

 

an urban-type settlement and administrative center of Palekh Raion, Ivanovo Oblast, RSFSR. Situated on the Ivanovo-Gorky highway, 30 km east of the Shuia railroad station on the Vladimir-Ivanovo line.

Until the October Revolution of 1917, Palekh was a major center for icon painting in the Russian tradition of the 15th to 17th centuries. In 1924 an artel that specialized in painted papier-mâché items was founded there. Palekh has a drawn-thread embroidery workshop, a flax-processing mill, a milk plant, and other enterprises. It also has an art school and a museum of Palekh art.

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According to Dutch dealer Ferenc Toth, there is some appetite amongst collectors for late 18th-century pieces from Palekh and 19th-century examples from Mstera.
The Palekh village is famous also for its decoration of these types of dolls," in addition to the boxes, Russell said.
Tibaldi's source is the stunningly beautiful icon created by a master from Palekh, who was influenced by the Russian modernist style.
14) And as Jenks has noted, painters of Palekh (Russian lacquered boxes decorated with intricate depictions of traditional Russian and Russian Orthodox scenes) endured a period of ridicule and persecution as 'god-daubers', before both they and their artwork were rehabilitated, culminating in the exhibition of Palekh in the State Russian Museum, and the ordering of Palekh desk-sets for prominent Soviet figures including Maksim Gorky.
Fedoskino is situated 25 miles north of Moscow and is one of four villages famous for these miniature paintings on lacquer, the other three being Palekh, Kholui and Mstera.
Petersburg, Russian Palekh lacquer art, Gzhel porcelain, and portraits of Russian Emperors.
The book explores not the great icons familiar to western readers but the massproduced icons that flooded Russia from three small towns in Vladimir-Suzdal: Mstyora, Kholuy, and Palekh.
Her own story has been somewhat like a fairy tale and, indeed, with her dainty frame and beautiful childlike face with its big, dark wondering eyes, she looks as though she has stepped straight out of a scene on one of the delicately painted, black lacquered Palekh boxes.
CLINTON - Gordon Lankton first visited the small town of Palekh, in Russia, 20 years ago.
CLINTON - For centuries, the small Russian town of Palekh, across the Ural Mountains and far from Moscow, was a main center for painting revered Russian Orthodox icons.
Palekh is the handicraft of miniature painting with tempera on varnished objects made of papier-mache.
However, this is an exhibition that draws attention to the transformation that occurred when artists were no longer able or encouraged to write icons; they turned their talents to creating these exquisite works of art, thereby keeping alive the traditional skills: The fine detail work and the artistry that was emblematic of the Palekh region artists.