Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

£130.00

Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls
Print area size 16 x 16 inches square = 41 x 41 cm square.

Description

Limited Edition Print Run Of: 100

Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Print area size 16 x 16 inches square = 41 x 41 cm square, with an additional @ 2 inch = 5cm border around Print for mounting and framing. Full print with borders 20 x 20 inches = 51 x 51 cm.

This image has been created and captured on Fujifilm PRO 400N, 120 film, using a Specialist Professional Rolleiflex 2.8GX TLR (Twin lens Reflex) 6X6 medium format analogue camera.

Matryoshka Doll Russian Nesting Dolls 16x16 inch Prints

All prints are ultimate professional archival prints; silver halide based C-types are real photographic prints, created on light sensitive professional photographic paper using a finely balanced red, green & blue light source. The Photographic paper is FujiFilm Crystal Archive paper with a semi-matt finish the professional choice for framed prints . The paper is coated with a slightly stippled finish and gives a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour.

If for some reason you don’t want to frame this print, we can use Fuji Gloss Professional colour paper from the FujiFilm Crystal Archive range with a gloss finish, which accentuates the colour to give a punchy, rich feel, or Kodak Metallic paper which has a rich metallic base. The colours have a reflective, metallic and 3-dimensional feel to them, but these two options are not recommended for framed prints, For this option you need to let us know in the ‘Additional Information box’ when you are ordering.

Additional information about the Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls:

A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.

The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate. The dolls often follow a theme; the themes may vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. Matryoshka dolls are often referred to as “babushka dolls”, babushka meaning “grandmother” or “old woman”.

Thanks for your interest
Brian Povlsen