This site is dedicated to exclusive Matryoshka.
Perhaps this is the only site in the Web which is going to publish photos and information
concerning only Matryoshka made by professional artists. What is the difference between
the artist-made Matryoshka and thousands of those "pretty girls with Samovars"
which smile us in Arbat street and Izmailovo park markets? To compare they differ from one
another like collectable porcelain dolls from any product of "Ogoniok"
trade-mark toys ("Ogonyok" is the toy factory in Moscow).
But now in Russia you can find some artists
besides the number of handicraftsmen making one and the same matryoshka year by year.
There are some gifted artists who are working at creating matryoshka as at any other
"solid" work of art. By the way most of the exclusive Matryoshka artists are
successful painters or graphic-artists educated by the best Russian Art-schools.
Some of those artists began to make matryoshka
many years ago in their youth. But even in that small craft they couldn't be false. Dolls
made by them became the real painting on a wood presenting now by famous galleries in the
neighbourhood with serious pictures and sculptures. Some authors have just a
"queue" of customers now waiting for their lovely one-of-a kind Matryoshka. Such
customers know that buying this doll they acquire not only Russian Famous Souvenir but the
real picture of a gifted author and also the story told step by step, from the
"elder" doll to the smallest.
Artists often say that the special form and
structure of Matryoshka Doll is the symbol of personality and the projection of Space to a
soul. Its "simply-looking" form predisposite an artist to tell the story of
Motherhood, Love, or well-known fairy tales. Some artists turn to such serious topics as
World History or Bible Stories.
This site will completed with an information
about new authors and new images soon.
As to the sale of Matryoshka, we have to inform
our potential customers that the most share of works you can see here are already sold,
sorry. Usually our artists work by orders. It is impossible to make an exact copy of the
work you like, but the author is able to follow your wishes concerning the style and the