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Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Mermaid. Ancient Dish of 19th century

Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Dish with the effect of craquelure, on the back side of the dish is an old patina. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Russian painter, restorer Albina Ustyugova has been engaged in traditional wood painting for over 20 years. She is interested in the Byzantine and Old Russian ornament. Albina Ustyugova loves Russian nouveau, paints and ages new things. In her art gallery lots of vintage items that master restores and paints. These are unique everyday objects: spinning wheels, Rubel, rocker, dishes, collars, pail and other rustic utensils. Albina Ustyugova is an architect, member of the International Art Fund. She has participated in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her works are in private collections around the world. Albina has a wide variety of styles of traditional Russian painting: Boretsky, Permogorsky, Mezensky, Gorodetsky, and many others.

Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Mermaid. Ancient Dish of 19th century. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Albina Ustyugova lives in Zaraisk, Moscow region. She often receives orders for restoration and painting rarities, inherited from their ancestors. For example: one client brought her a spinning wheel, which was inherited from her grandmother. The spinning wheel lay for many years in the attic in a cottage. After the restoration and painting the spinning wheel takes its honorable place as the interior decoration and as a memory of ancestors. Once Albina was given an old wardrobe. Upon closer inspection, it proved to be quite strong cabinet thing, made ​​of oak. After the restoration and painting on this exclusive thing, this piece of furniture became a real piece of art. Albina Ustyugova gives “second life” to old household items and furniture.

Ancient Dish - trough, painted in the style of popular print. Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf and Helen. detail

Ancient Dish – trough, painted in the style of popular print. Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf and Helen. detail

Ancient Dish - trough, painted in the style of popular print. Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf and Helen. detail

Ancient Dish – trough, painted in the style of popular print. Ivan Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf and Helen. detail. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Ancient Dish, hand-painted based on Russian folk. Displayed on a platter bear wedding, detail

Ancient Dish, hand-painted based on Russian folk. Displayed on a platter bear wedding, detail. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Ancient Dish, hand-painted based on Russian folk. Displayed on a platter bear wedding

Ancient Dish, hand-painted based on Russian folk. Displayed on a platter bear wedding. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Antique handmade dish. Painted in the style of Russian folk on ancient subjects. Hand painted with acrylic paints

Antique handmade dish. Painted in the style of Russian folk on ancient subjects. Hand painted with acrylic paints

Antique handmade dish. Painted in the style of Russian folk on ancient subjects. Hand painted with acrylic paints

Antique handmade dish. Painted in the style of Russian folk on ancient subjects. Hand painted with acrylic paints. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Bogorodskaya toy bear with balalaika, carved by hand from a single piece of linden. Hand-painted cotton shirt, sculpture slightly aged

Bogorodskaya toy bear with balalaika, carved by hand from a single piece of linden. Hand-painted cotton shirt, sculpture slightly aged. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Bucket swan carved by hand from a single piece of wood. Hand-painted Severodvinsk folk style. Bucket swan is festive Russian dishes

Bucket swan carved by hand from a single piece of wood. Hand-painted Severodvinsk folk style. Bucket swan is festive Russian dishes. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style. closeup

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style. closeup. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style.

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style. closeup

Chest vintage 19c, forged iron. hand painted in Severodvinsk style. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Decorative plate cut from wood. Hand-painted in the style of the Northern Dvina. Surface of plate is artificially aged with cracks effecte-luna

Decorative plate cut from wood. Hand-painted in the style of the Northern Dvina. Surface of plate is artificially aged with cracks effecte-luna

Decorative plate of wood. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Artificially aged with the effect of craquelure (cracks)

Decorative plate of wood. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Artificially aged with the effect of craquelure (cracks). Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Decorative plate of wood. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Artificially aged with the effect of craquelure (cracks)

Decorative plate of wood. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Artificially aged with the effect of craquelure (cracks)

Dish with antique handles. Painted in the style of old Russian book graphics. Traditional plot with birds Sirin and Alkonost

Dish with antique handles. Painted in the style of old Russian book graphics. Traditional plot with birds Sirin and Alkonost. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Dish with antique handles. Painted in the style of old Russian book graphics. Traditional plot with birds Sirin and Alkonost

Dish with antique handles. Painted in the style of old Russian book graphics. Traditional plot with birds Sirin and Alkonost. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

'Nabiruha' vintage 19th century. Permogorsky style of painting. Designed for interior decoration in the Russian style

‘Nabiruha’ vintage 19th century. Permogorsky style of painting. Designed for interior decoration in the Russian style. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

'Nabiruha' vintage 19th century. Permogorsky style of painting. Designed for interior decoration in the Russian style

‘Nabiruha’ vintage 19th century. Permogorsky style of painting. Designed for interior decoration in the Russian style. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Plate 'Birds Alkonost'. Plate decorative hand-painted in the style of Russian modern

Plate ‘Birds Alkonost’. Plate decorative hand-painted in the style of Russian modern. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Plate birds

Plate birds

Plate 'Maid beauty'. Decorative plate hand-painted in Severodvinsk style

Plate ‘Maid beauty’. Decorative plate hand-painted in Severodvinsk style. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Plate 'Maid beauty'. Decorative plate hand-painted in Severodvinsk style

Plate ‘Maid beauty’. Decorative plate hand-painted in Severodvinsk style

Plate 'Three Maidens'. hand-painted in the style of Russian modern

Plate ‘Three Maidens’. hand-painted in the style of Russian modern

Sun. Plate decorative hand-painted in Severodvinsk style. For interior decoration in the Russian style

Sun. Plate decorative hand-painted in Severodvinsk style. For interior decoration in the Russian style

The doors to the cabinet on the personal order. Paneled door with the author hand-painted 'Lion and the Unicorn'. Painted old, varnished and waxed bitumen

The doors to the cabinet on the personal order. Paneled door with the author hand-painted ‘Lion and the Unicorn’. Painted old, varnished and waxed bitumen

Trepalo (Beater) vintage 19th century. In the old time was patted linen, wool, hemp, and so on. Beater painted in Russian style on both sides

Trepalo (Beater) vintage 19th century. In the old time was patted linen, wool, hemp, and so on. Beater painted in Russian style on both sides

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