Russian Folk Motifs (Dover Pictorial Archive) (Paperback)
Artists, designers, and craftworkers will welcome this inexpensive archive of traditional Russian folk motifs -- all royalty-free. Over 220 designs, meticulously rendered from authentic art and artifacts, date from the third to the 20th centuries. Included are Matryoshka dolls; carpet motif from Moldova; stove tile motifs from Moscow and the Ukraine; clay toys from Archangel, Kirov, and Tula; metalwork motifs from the Caucasus; architectural motifs from Georgia; ceramic figurines from Gzhel; Ukrainian Easter eggs, and many more.
Ideal for bringing the authentic flavor of Russian folk art to a host of direct graphic art applications, this modesty priced treasury will also serve as a rich source of inspiration for textile design, home, and furniture decoration, and a wide range of other art and craft projects.