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Item #0000100538

The Big Catch (c.2005)

from Fedoskino by S. Zotov
4.25" x 2.75" x 0.75"(11.50 x 7.00 x 2.00 cm)

Gallery Price: $ 1295.00
Internet Price: $ 1195.00
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A small crowd gathers as a fisherman wrestles an enormous fish onto the grassy shore. Zotov's fascinating blend of realism and stylization add a vibrant quality to the figures. Each is meticulously painted, with believable expressions giving each a distinct personality. The softly swirling white and blue background creates an intimate feeling. Thoughtfully placed golden accents harmonize with the fish's mother of pearl body. An scintillating fan of abalone ripples along the side of the box, along with two organically shaped outcrops of papier mache, calling to mind a subtle fish shape. Upon opening the box, one finds a tiny mother of pearl fish nestled into the red lacquer interior. This box is made of high quality papier mache and is signed on the side with the title, and the artist's name (S. Zotov) on the mother of pearl "fin". There is a hinge at the top. The base of this piece is flush. A stunning marriage of traditional and modern.--BOX1029

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