Extremely fancy Art box created in 1999
- by Fedoskino artist Sviridova -
signed and dated,
measuring 3.62 x 4.72 x 1.38 inches
(9.20 x 12.00 x 3.50 cm).
This gem of a box successfully employs just about every tool available to the modern Fedoskino artist :
Its curved shape is most elaborate and features a carved footed base.
The body treatment shows a marbleized effect, which is created by a special dye-resist technique.
The main scene of the Girl and her St. Bernard Dog is painted in such a vivid and joyful manner that cannot help but touch the heart.
Aluminum powder and translucent oil paints are used to give depth to the scene.