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On November 20, 2013 at the Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art opens a major exhibition "Russian lacquer miniature. Tradition and modernity ", which will provide the public domain of the Russian and world culture - more than 500 best works of the founders of lacquer painting, the work of contemporary artists.

History of Russian lacquer painting has more than two centuries. Its beginning lead taken from the base of the Moscow merchant Korobov in the late XVIII century factory manufacturing painted canopies for hats Russian army. With the advent of fashion for snuff, Korobov started making lacquer snuff . Soon miniature caskets began to bear not only a utilitarian purpose , but be perceived as a piece of furniture , and especially appreciated for outstanding performance .

Subjects are taken as a basis for folk tales and folk tales , legends and myths , Old and classic literature and poetry , life and traditions of Russian as a reflection of the aesthetics of national identity. A special place in Russian lacquer miniature landscape takes - mysterious fabulous thicket forest spirits , ancient Russian city disappeared . In Soviet times, the art of lacquer painting was not lost. The content of lacquer miniatures preserved traditional subjects and appeared brand new, reflecting the color of the Soviet era and its artistic aesthetics. In Russia, there are currently four centers of lacquer miniature painting art Fedoskino , Palekh , and Mstera Kholui .