ART ALBUM. Carl Faberge and Masters of Stone Carving: Russian Gems (on english!)


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Title: Carl Faberge and Masters of Stone Carving: Russian Gems (on english!)
Cover:Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher:Moscow, Moscow Kremlin (2011)
ISBN-10: 5886782168
ISBN-13: 978-5886782165
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Catalog opened in the Moscow Kremlin Museums exhibition “Carl Faberge and the master stone-cutting business. Gemstone Treasures of Russia “includes more than four hundred works of Russian jewelers and stone-cutters XVIII-XX centuries, provided by museums and private collectors. The book allows to get acquainted with the works of artists of different eras – from Jeremiah Posier and Otto Keibel to Carl Faberge, Alexey Denisov-Uralsky and ending Vasily Konovalenko. The publication provides a unique opportunity to discover the wealth of museum collections not only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Perm, as well as the House of Cartier, to cooperate in the early XX century with Russian firms. Included in the catalog article tells about the work of Carl Faberge, Alexey Denisov-Uralsky and their contemporaries, often unknown to the general public, about the imperial lapidary factories of stone-cutting products of the Soviet period, and much more. The publication is richly illustrated. Catalogue of interest both for specialists and for people interested in the art of stone-cutting and jewelry.

“Collection of stone-cutting and jewelry works of famous firm of Carl Faberge, his predecessors, contemporaries and successors stored in the state museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg are world renowned. Meanwhile, many of the masterpieces created by this company, is and in other meetings of our vast country: in Nizhny Novgorod, Siberia and the Urals. The staff of Moscow Kremlin Museums, having spent a great deal of research, managed to collect and present the exhibition more than four hundred works of Russian jewellers and stone carvers of the XVIII-XX centuries: from Jeremiah pauzie and Otto Cabela to Carl Faberge, Alexei Denisov-Ural and Soviet masters, who continued the best traditions of the art of bygone centuries. During these surveys, warmly supported by our colleagues – Russian and foreign Museum curators, researchers and archivists, it was discovered a lot of new, not known to the public of works of Russian stone-carving and re-read undeservedly forgotten pages of history. So, a lot of attention in the exposition was paid to the native of the Urals, artist, and stone Carver Alexei Denisov-Uralsky, almost not familiar to the public in Central Russia. The organizers of the exhibition managed to find the pieces of his legendary countrymen Basil Lipina, Gregory Zvereva, identify, including in private collections, products Avenir Sumin and Carl Vehcle. The exhibition gives a different perspective on the work of Ivan Britsyna, which, in addition to the ownership of different types of enamel techniques, masterfully worked and ornamental stone. Together with the works of Russian stonecutters of the exhibition shows the products of Cartier House who collaborated in the early twentieth century with the firms of Carl Faberge and Charles Werfel, masters-Urals Prokopi Ovchinnikov and Alexey Denisov-Uralsky. The richness and variety of Russian gems, different trends, types and genres of jewelry and lapidary art are reflected in the unique exposition opened in the Moscow Kremlin Museums”.

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