Sunday, May 8, 2011

Viktor Antonov - Along the Road

Viktor Antonov - Along the Road (1936)
Russia 6k Stamp issued 1977
This stamp depicts a small painting in the Fedoskino style of Russian folk art.  Fedoskino folk art derives its name from a small town outside Moscow, and was apparently first developed in the late 18th Century.    These lacquer paintings are multi-layered on very small, convex surfaces.  They were originally popular for snuff boxes.  This is one of a series of paintings that were depicted in this 1997 issue in the USSR.

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