Mezen Painting on Wood

Today there is a high interest in arts and crafts in general, but in particular — to folk paintings. In Russia, different types of folf painting exist: on wood, lacquer, metal, enamel, glass and ceramics, and there is a variety of traditional and modern techniques. Painting on wood is considered as the most national and original form of Russian folk art. Russia is rich in ...

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Ekaterina Sharova on the Russian North

Ekaterina is from Arkhangelsk, she studied aesthetics, performance, art history, management of the organization at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute in Rome. Now she is the director of development in Arctic Art Institute, co-curator of Arctic Art Forum that is taking place in Arkhangelsk, as well as a freelance curator who implements projects on art sites in Norway. She gave lectures in NARFU, ...

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“The house of light” exhibition

The Russian North is traditionally considered a treasure trove of folklore creativity and almost the only place where primordially Russian culture and art were preserved in their original form. Researchers usually come here to feel the most mysterious Russian soul and see Russian nature in all its glory.

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