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Miniature wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Reading lady. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Reading lady. Felted brooch. Miniature wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva, Saratov

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.

Reading lady. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Reading lady. Felted brooch by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva, Saratov

Reading lady. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Reading lady. Felted brooch by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva, Saratov

Reading lady Painting by

Reading ladies in painting by Anna Whelan Betts (1873–1959)

'Moon Shadow on the cheek of a girl in love'. Drawing by Svetlana Dmitrieva

‘Moon Shadow on the cheek of a girl in love’. Drawing by Svetlana Dmitrieva

'Moon Shadow on the cheek of a girl in love'. Embroidered Brooch made of wool. Handmade art by Svetlana Dmitrieva

‘Moon Shadow on the cheek of a girl in love’. Embroidered Brooch made of wool. Handmade art by Svetlana Dmitrieva

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). Felted brooch by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Gabrielle Colonna-Romano (1888-1981). Felted brooch by Svetlana Dmitrieva

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.

Brooch 'Portrait of a young girl. Renoir'. Felted brooch by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Brooch ‘Portrait of a young girl. Renoir’. Felted brooch by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Art brooch. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Art brooch ‘Flower seller’

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.

About the cat who looked. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

About the cat who looked

Beauty. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Beauty. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Christmas huts. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Christmas huts

Illustration for the book 'Mary Poppins'

Illustration for the book ‘Mary Poppins’. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Illustration for the book 'Mary Poppins'

Illustration for the book ‘Mary Poppins’. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Illustration for the book 'Mary Poppins'

Illustration for the book ‘Mary Poppins’. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Illustration for the book 'Mary Poppins'

Illustration for the book ‘Mary Poppins’. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

In the day light

In the day light. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Quiet and thoughtful

Quiet and thoughtful. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Resting in the sun

Resting in the sun. Wool painting by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva

Snow in the moonlight

Snow in the moonlight. Wool painting by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva

This illustration was created on Gianni Rodari's, using knitting and embroidery

This illustration was created on Gianni Rodari’s, using knitting and embroidery. Wool painting by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva

Winter landscape. Wool painting by Svetlana Dmitrieva

Winter landscape. Wool painting by Russian artist Svetlana Dmitrieva

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