Master Fine Art Antique ICON Imperial RUSSIAN PALEKH PAINTING LACQUER ON WOOD INSPIRED BY OLD MASTER LEONARDO DA VINCI- 'MADONNA LITTA'.
The original old master painting by Leonardo Madonna Litta is in St. Petersburg- The Hermitage Museum.
Invaluable Unique and one of a kind painting.
High quality Master art work.
Master Piece Of FINE ART!!
By Palekh In fine antique condition
Dimensions: 18" 23 3/4"
Shows some tiny scratches due to the age.
ПАЛЕХ (PALEKH): Palekh has a very long history in Russian art and iconography.
It was established by Romanov emperor 300 years ago.
The village emerged as a leading center of Russian icon- and mural-painting in the 19th century.
Today, Palekh is known primarily for the Palekh miniature.
Following the October Revolution with its outspoken atheist ideology, around 1923, the Palekh masters of iconography began to paint papier-mâché boxes applying the same principles they had learned from painting icons.
They used mainly tempera paints of bright colors and painted over a black background.
The work usually represents themes from real life, fairy tales, literary works, and folk songs.