Doll art and “Bella Italy”. Reportage.
The largest doll exhibition in the world.
The largest exhibition in the world was held in the historical center of the Russian capital "Gostiny Dvor". More than 1000 masters from 26 countries of the world took part in the unique exhibition "The Art of Dolls". Visitors are presented with tens of thousands of exhibits
The guests of the exhibition saw the whole variety of dolls: classics, experimental collections of contemporary artists, porcelain, soft, articulated dolls. Wooden toys, dolls of the shadow theater of the East. Industrial dolls of the Soviet period and traditional ones of the peoples of the world. Mechanical and interior dolls, theatrical and animated dolls, as well as antique items from private collections.
Admirers of the author's doll had a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the works of famous masters, see the works of novice authors. These are meetings with people united by one love for dolls, a powerful charge of emotional energy, a special world of creativity, new ideas. Communication with interesting artists and admirers of puppetry.
Despite the closed borders, the exhibition featured works from different countries, sent by mail, handed over with fellow travelers.
Bella Italia project.
The section of the Author's Doll in the Creative Union of Artists of Decorative and Applied Arts presented a new project “Bella Italia”. This project calls for a shift in attention to the aesthetic and beauty that art gives us.
The organizers of the exhibition provided the authors of the section with the most comfortable conditions for the exposition, at the beginning of the exhibition space of the Gostiny Dvor Art Zone.
The project “Bella Italia”, conceived a year ago, is dedicated to the themes of the Renaissance and the Venice Carnival, as well as reveals to us the themes of great people whose destiny is connected with Italy,
The Renaissance theme is presented by the masters:
Elizaveta Menshova. a traveling mood
Olga Korobova. Beatrice
Julia Gapunik. The Last Dragon
Julia Weller. Lady with an ermine
Elena Misyuna. Flora and Psyche
Nina Radzikhovskaya. Lucretia. A collection, a project began with this doll.
Marina Minina. Divine music of Cecilia and the Lady with the Unicorn
Alla Severina. Lucia the Light-Giver and Beatrice the Traveler
The theme "Venice Carnival" is revealed by the masters:
Irina Strelnikova. Mask by Jacotte Delae.
Sonina Maria. Minstrel
Anastasia Goleneva. Firebird
Love Rogozin. Columbine and Casanova
Oksana Ladnaya. Veronica Cappucchetto Rossa
Vera Styagova. Italian boy
Natalia Korzhueva. Secret rendezvous
Olesya Nevmatulina. Peacock and Raven
And Anna Loginova presented the incredible story of Ivan Aivazovsky and Maria Taglioni.
All works of the authors are completely different, but follow the general Concept of the Section. These are enduring human values, love for a doll and the talent to create it.
The presented exhibits are made in various techniques, styles, in materials from porcelain to self-hardening plastics.
Play dolls, textile, theatrical ones are replaced by works that turn into the category of high art - art objects and sculptures.
The exhibits surprise, fascinate, tune in a lyrical mood and enchant. The exhibition presented all the variety and difference of technologies. An authentic palette of emotions and feelings that create a sense of the personal story of each doll.
Each work tells a separate story, a separate life, filled with meaning and beauty of the moment. The history of the creation of each exhibit is presented on the Section @art_doll_dpi page
I would like to note an important factor of preparation for professional exhibitions that exists in the Art Dolls Section. This is the attitude of every artist to improve their skills. And the use of new technology, unusual for the master, the use of a wider range of materials and techniques.
This approach ensures professional growth. All of the section authors enthusiastically support this method. After all, it is the key to the formation of new copyright trends, which in the future will be picked up by other masters. The purpose of the Art Doll Section is educational. The one who is in the Art Zone is the avant-garde!
Traditionally, immediately after the exhibition, work begins to discuss and understand the concept of a new project. It will be presented at the next professional exhibition "The Art of Dolls" in Gostiny Dvor - next winter!
Post scriptum. Attentive readers have already got acquainted with the first part of the project work stories in the previous article. And, probably, they are looking forward to the continuation. Well, to be continued!
With love and respect, Tatiana Kalinina