This box was painted by a well-known established Fedoskino artist Boris Shavirin.
Boris lives in the town of Dolgoprudniy, not far from Fedoskino. He used to work at the Fedoskino Factory, now he is free-lance.
This box definitely will attract the admirers of the Russian Ballet that is considered to be the best among another ballet schools. Such great ballet dancers as Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), Galina Ulanova (1910-1998), Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), Maris Liepa (1936-1989), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Vladimir Vasiliev (1940) and many, many others won the affection of the world's audience. The Moscow Bolshoy Theatre and the St.-Petersburg Maryinsky Theatre are world-famous. Russian influence on ballet continues today, as many talented Russian ballet dancers give performances all over the World.
The theme of the Russian Ballet is very popular among Fedoskino artists, and this work painted by Shavirin continues this series. The background of the box is painted in gray tones; the costume of the lady-dancer is snow-white. Looking at the box you having the impression, that the dancer is weightless! The quality of the painting is outstanding, details of the costume are just amazing!
The painting is framed with a gold line.
The box is constructed from paper-mache. Black lacquer is used to paint the exterior of the box while red lacquer completes the interior of the work. A hinge is fastened to the left of the scene, and the box rests on a flat bottom. the box is signed with the village of Fedoskino, year (2016) and the name of the artist.