Description: Full color note cards reproduced in gorgeous detail. Many scenes of original paintings from Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera and Kholui. The cards are blank inside and an envelope is included.
"...Alyonushka and the little goat stand at the shore of the golden lake."
Evening Troika This painting shows a couple enjoying a troika ride in the open field of Russia.
"The Boyar's Wedding Feast"
The Three Sisters in the Village of Fedoskino is a miniature lacquer painting that depicts a Russian rural village scene.
The Curly Rowan Tree (Уральская рябинушка) is a miniature lacquer painting that depicts a scene from a beloved Russian folk song. The chorus (in Russian) is: "Ой, рябина кудрявая, белые цветы, Ой, рябина, рябинушка, что взгрустнула ты"? (Oh my curly rowan tree with flowers so white, Oh my little rowan tree, why are you so sad?)
The Firebird (Жар-птица) is mythical and magical bird that features in a number of well-known Russian fairy tales. These include, but are not limited to, The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf, The Humpbacked Horse and others.
The Three Bogatyrs (Три богатыря) is a miniature lacquer painting on a crimson background depicting three legendary warriors from medieval times. The bogatyr was akin to the "knight-errant".The most of famous of these were Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich.
The Frog Tsarevna (Царевна-лягушка) is a fairy tale also known as the Frog Princess. It is much beloved in Russian folk culture.
The Snowmaiden As spring approaches, Lel, the shepherd boy, plays a simple melody on his flute for Snegurochka, the Snowmaiden.
Why Do You Gaze Lovingly Down the Road? A captain in a handsome troika returns the gaze of a young maiden, who waits to see him again. His carriage travels through her village enroute to his military camp.
Ruslan and Ludmila This painting by Mr. Zuikov is his vision of the Russian fairy tale, Ruslan and Ludmila. This scene depicts Ruslan and Ludmila meeting with Ratmir and the maiden.
Old-Fashioned Troika Ride A young man escorts three damsels who sing love songs on an evening troika ride in old Russia.
The Scarlet Flower The Russian fairy tale, The Scarlet Flower, is similar to the tale of The Beauty and the Beast. Alenka, a young maiden, befriends the beast after her father gives her a scarlet flower - the most beautiful in the world.
Tsar Sultan This painting shows a scene from the Russian poem, Tsar Sultan by Alexander Pushkin. Caught in a wicked plot, Tsar Sultan's son, Prince Gvidon, and his mother are placed in a barrel and cast into the ocean. Later, Gvidon meets a magic swan who turns into a beautiful princess. This scene shows swan feathers near her feet.
Winter Troika Three powerful horses seem to fly across snow-covered fields as they pull a carriage in the Russian countryside.
Sleeping Princess This painting by T. Grinshina is her vision of the Russian fairy tale, Sleeping Princess. This scene depicts and old witch giving the princess the apple as her faithful dog barks to warn her of danger.
A Troika Ride in Suzdal Painting by T. Bolshakova
Czar Sultan This painting by M. Shepotiev is his vision of the Russian poem, Czar Sultan, by Alexander Pushkin. The central scene depicts the marriage of Prince Gvidon and the beautiful maiden.
Snow Maiden Painting by E. G. Shibashov
Russian Folk Art Note Cards
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