Miniature wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva
Miniature wool painting by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva are inspired by French impressionists. The artists of that era chose to portray reading ladies. Why reading? Of course there was another option – the sitting or strolling lady, fanning herself. But the same ladies of past eras did something else. For example, played music, drew, sang, played with cats or dogs … But still, in the paintings of artists they are mainly fanning themselves and reading. Reading girl is the personification of peace, prudence and intellect. Besides, it is convenient to paint static figure. In addition to these classical canons of painting of a certain period, a reading girl was in fashion. Clever girl has always attracted a man.
Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva lives in the old city of Saratov. Until recently she thought that all that she wants to do in life – to paint. And she painted. Oil, tempera, acrylic … Quite accidentally Svetlana Dmitrieva has discovered felt, and ‘fell in love’. Wool replaced everything – drawing, painting, instead have appeared wool paintings, miniatures, brooches.
Gabrielle Colonna-Romano (1888-1981), real name Gabrielle Dreyfus, French tragic actress, star of the early silent movies, pupil of Sarah Bernhardt. She was beloved by Pierre Renoir and served as a model for a number of works of his father, the painter Auguste Renoir. It is her portrait served as a prototype for creating this brooch, the second of a series of portraits of Auguste Renoir.
Art brooch ‘Flower seller’. Painting of an old artist was the basis of this large, bright brooche. The art brooch made in the technique of wet felting, plus a few touches of embroidery floss, a scattering of Czech beads and satin flowers.