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Discover the Uniqueness and Beauty of the Countrys Popular Pieces

By Nicole Brown Subscribe to RSS | March 19th 2012 | Views:
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The history of the world and all its cultures are founded mainly on artwork. The progression, struggles and triumphs are usually represented by each countries folk art. Russian folk art is no exception. Unfortunately, for the rest of the world, this type of artistry from Russia is still fresh and new.

In fact, it's only been recently that the world has really seen the beauty and richness of this style. As with other cultures, Russian folk art has been said to be created in such a way as to represent the connection of peasants in their surroundings, encompassing the traditions, values and spirituality of the people and their landscape.

What are the different types of Russian folk art?

Matryoshka or Babushka (nesting dolls)

These dolls have become the symbol of culture in Russia. For those not familiar with this type of artwork, they are wooden dolls that have been fabricated to fit inside one another. The design itself is very basic, but the popularity has come mostly because of the intricate work painted on each figure. Every set of dolls made have a theme and tell about the history, customs and culture of the past as well as today. Also, most children as well as adults are fascinated with discovering each figure hidden inside another.

Khokhloma

This form of work originates in an old village greater than 300 years ago. It is very exotic and colorful woodwork that was sold by many artists at annual fairs in the region of Nizhni-Novgorod.

Each piece was not only elegant and beautiful in nature, but also created to withstand cold, heat and undue wear. This style is coveted by many and making these pieces have been kept a secret throughout generations.

Wood Carvings

There are so many household items, toys and even boxes that have been meticulously carved and designed by the pine and birch trees of Russia for many centuries. Most of the ordinary everyday pieces such as tools and containers were often carved according to the artist's surroundings.

In more modern times, painting has been combined with wood burning to give the artist the ability to create realistic images on each item made. Most of these carvings are quite elegant, beautiful and sought out after to be placed around the home to enhance the design and decor.

Korov Clay Figures

This type of Russian folk art goes all the way back to the late 1700s. Artist using clay creates many beautiful figurines as well as clay whistles. Again, like the nesting dolls, the painting and designs on the clay representing many different themes, also make this an example of a popular style found in Russia.

In conclusion, Russian folk art vividly depicts the culture of each period of time that it was created. Very unique, beautiful and oftentimes functional, makes it popular not only among native Russians, but anyone desiring to know firsthand about the history of the country through the eyes of the artist and their work.

Nicole Brown - About Author:
Russian Foods Store is an online store where you can get wide variety of Russian products and Russian foods.

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