Print house Art Grad offers you a project of an exclusive book edition "Holidays of the Golden Ring"
In 2007, work began on a draft book of engravings "Cities of the Golden Ring of Russia on Holidays" - this project is a synthesis of monumentalism and miniature. This combination was made possible thanks to the main idea of this series of works, which consists in the following - to reconstruct the festive fair life of pre-revolutionary Russia.
The book tells about twelve cities, about twelve holidays of Russia. On the turn of the engraving with the image of a map of the golden ring, with the image of the emblems of cities, ornaments, letters. The book contains twenty-six engravings depicting city holidays and pages with texts about the history of cities and the history of holidays. Works from this series combine images of the city square, on the far plan of which significant architectural objects of the depicted city are collected, and in the foreground there are mass festivities.
The plan of the city, its buildings and structures are restored according to archival documents, while the images are not a historical cut, but capture a historical retrospective where buildings can coexist that in reality could not be found: I am in one time gap. A detailed study of the background, architectural elements, characters is distinguished by the work of this series. Some works capture more than 50 temples and house buildings of the past centuries, and more 100 diverse characters. Size of printed plates 41,Sx25 see Works are framed with vitriolic ornaments.
At the moment, seven etchings have been created, which are fragments of the future book.
Work on the book continues to the present, two engravings are in work at different stages. The most "densely populated" are the following works: "Christmas. Moscow Golden-headed "and" Easter. Yaroslavl".
The book of engravings "Cities of the Golden Ring of Russia on Holidays" is a monument of pre-revolutionary Russia of the new time and will become a decoration of museums and city administrations of the "Union of Cities of the Golden Ring."