Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Jewelry stone carving art by Anatoly Zhukov

Carl Faberge

Bust of Carl Faberge. Materials – quartz, malachite, jasper, silver. Jeweller (metal work) P. Vetrov. Jewelry stone carving art by Anatoly Zhukov

Jewelry stone carving art by Anatoly Zhukov
Among contemporary genres in jewelry and lapidary art is not so much work on the stone sculpture depicting busts or people who were historical figures concerning the recent past. Very important is the accuracy and detail of the exterior of a human immortalized in stone. Remarkable Yekaterinburg master Anatoly Ivanovich Zhukov has created the cycle of historical busts in this “rare” stone-cutting art genre.
Anatoly Zhukov – Yekaterinburg artist stone-cutter and master of stone-cutting art restorer of the highest category. Honored lapidary artist, Commander of the Order of AK Denisov-Uralsky. Member of the Russian Artists’ Union (1995). He is one of the few jewelers who actively cuts stone, finding more and more new treatment methods and new forms.
The master’s works are kept in museums in Moscow (Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art), St. Petersburg (Hermitage), Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Miass, Orenburg, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul, Sergiev Posad, Kemerovo, Khanty-Mansiysk, Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region, in foreign collections (state and private), as well as in private collections in Russia’s cultural elite, including Vladimir Putin, and Dmitry Medvedev.

Quartz cat with coarnelian eyes

Quartz cat with carnelian eyes. Jewelry stone carving art by Anatoly Zhukov

Anatoly Zhukov was born in 1956 in Kamensk-Uralsky. In 1982 he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute, faculty of “Industrial Arts”.
Creation of this wonderful Ural master is very diverse and covers a large number of directions and genres in the art of stone cutting. We can say that Anatoly Ivanovich, is a kind of encyclopedia of stone carving, both in practical and in the theoretical part. Anatoly Zhukov is not confined to “bulk mosaic” (thus in the Urals is called “blocked sculpture”), he works in all directions (animals, floristry, busts, cabinet items, vases, and pedestals). In addition, he is engaged in restoration. He works alone, occasionally resorting to the help of jewelers.

White Sun of the Desert, USSR film. Composition 'East - a delicate matter ...' (Sukhov). From the series 'Russian film classic'. 2004. Cacholong, quartzite, jasper, lapis lazuli, marble, dolerite, silver

White Sun of the Desert, USSR film. Composition ‘East – a delicate matter …’ (Sukhov). From the series ‘Russian film classic’. 2004. Cacholong, quartzite, jasper, lapis lazuli, marble, dolerite, silver

Number, and most importantly – quality made in recent years is striking. Anatoly Zhukov – Commander of the Order of Denisov-Uralsky (symbol number 1) of Faberge Memorial Foundation awards. Besides, Anatoly travels a lot, and in this he is close to the family of Faberge. Travel (China, Germany, Thailand, Egypt and other countries) allows the artist to take the best of the art world, and to recognize the place of the Ural stone-cutters in the world cultural space.

Zhukov is the restorer of the highest category, participated in the attribution of human figures of Faberge and restoration of objects from the collection of the Pavlovsk Museum-Reserve. Anatoly Zhukov – the founder of the new directions: the cinema (the film “White Sun of the Desert”), literary compositions “Chekhoviana” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Chekhov’s birth: “Vanka Zhukov,” “Malice,” and “Chameleon” (2010).

Jewelry stone carving art by Anatoly Zhukov

sources:
vk.com/minerales
вечерний-екатеринбург.рф
stonecarvers.ru
A set of cards’ stone-cutting art of the Urals. Anatoly Zhukov