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Title “Artists of Cameos” in Russia in the 1750s — Early 19th Century
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About author Koroleva, Valeriia Igorevna — Ph. D. student. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Lomonosovskii prospect, 27–4, GSP–1, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation
In the section Russian Art of the 18th–19th Centuries. Russian View of Classical Tradition DOI10.18688/aa155-6-63
Year 2015 Volume 5 Pages 581589
Type of article RAR Index UDK 75.056(470)»1750/1850» Index BBK 85.14

A new type of miniature profile portrait in the style of cameo arose and became widespread in the second half of the 18th century. Caused by the ideas of classicism, archaeological finds, and the interest in antiques, this kind of portraiture gained great popularity in Russia in the second half of the 18th – early 19th century.
Despite the fact that numerous studies discuss portrait miniature, none of them is devoted to miniature-cameo portraits. The article is supposed to analyze the works of the artists who were specializing in cameo-styled miniatures. Based on the style, all the cameos mentioned in the article one could divide into several types: imitation of coins and medals or carved stone and sculptural relief, and following the patterns from easel painting, drawing, engraving, and porcelain painting.

Reference Valeriia Koroleva. “Artists of Cameos” in Russia in the 1750s — Early 19th Century. 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. 581–589. ISSN 2312-2129.
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