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Title Antique Influences on Palekh Lacquered Miniatures
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About author Lavrov, Dmitrii Evgen’evich — Ph. D. student. Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskaia nab., 7/9 , 199034 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
In the section Art of the 20th–21st Centuries. Faces of Classical Antiquity in the Labyrinth of Modernity DOI10.18688/aa155-8-79
Year 2015 Volume 5 Pages 721724
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.036 Index BBK 85.12

The article investigates antique themes and borrowings in regard to Palekh lacquered miniatures of the Soviet and modern Russian periods. The article justifies the actuality of such an investigation, due to both frequency of such appeals to antiquity by Palekh masters and the complete lack of researches in domestic and foreign literature. The author concludes that in the Soviet period antique borrowings were in the nature of “creative revival” of antiquity limited to certain forms, without simply copying those solutions, which had already been found. On the contrary, with the development of market relations in the Palekh lacquer craft, borrowings of ancient themes and images ceased to have any creativity, but became simple copies, often depicting antique themes from the academic pictures of the 19th century.

Reference Lavrov D. Antique Influences on Palekh Lacquered Miniatures. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 5. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Ekaterina Yu. Stanyukovich-Denisova, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2015, pp. 721–724. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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