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Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva

Italian afternoon. Pavloposadsky silk scarf. Painting by Russian artist Valeria Fadeyeva

Italian afternoon. Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva

Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva
Well-known in Russia and abroiad, Pavlovsky Posad Shawl Manufacture turns 220 this year. Passing from the hands of a mature artist, young people learn from the older generation, and also contribute to the treasury of traditional design new techniques. They create their own specific stylization of flowers, leaves and grass, composite filling a square, technology, printing and coloring. Indeed, by studying the techniques of the traditional approach to drawing a shawl, each author brings something new: his attitude, unique signature and style. Noteworthy, this takes many years of painstaking work. And one of the best representatives of the traditional Russian art is a local artist Valeria Fadeyeva.

Italian afternoon. Pavloposadsky silk scarf by artist Valeria Fadeyeva

Italian afternoon. Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva

Born in the Ukraine, the USSR Valeria Fadeyeva was very active and energetic since childhood, engaged in gymnastics, running and scuba diving. However, all these activities were more interesting for her parents rather than for Valeria. Valeria did not understand the meaning of heavy physical exercise and all listed, instead preferred reading books. Apparently, she had a natural talent for drawing, which she had to develop.

According to Valeria, one day she saw something that was to become her destiny. In the saloon was an exhibition of fabrics and designs. Fabrics were beautiful. She met with artists, saw workshop with ready drawings and sketches and decided to go to “the city of textiles and brides” – Ivanovo. Four years of study at the Ivanovo College of Art and Industrial Design passed easily and invisibly. Valeria studied well, so she had the opportunity to choose a place for future work, and she chose Pavlovsky Posad.

Drawing on the snow-white surface of paper, she tries to fully express her idea, which seems to her the most important, the newest and the only correct one. The result is beautiful – touching flowers that bloom – roses, peonies and lilies. There will be many, they will bloom luxuriantly, and, looking at them, Valeria wants to draw a different, not at all similar to this pattern.

Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva is a member of the Russian Artists’ Union, the Union of Designers, Laureate of the State Prize in Literature and Art in 1999, and winner of the contest “Young Talents 96”, silver medalist ENEA for their achievements in the national economy for 1988. Over time, with experience came what is called individual style, originality of thought. More mature and shawls can be called “Waiting”, “Enchantress”, “Joy”, “Carnival”, “The Shining.” Valeria updated a small collection of medals: 2 silver medals of the USSR Exhibition of Economic Achievements (1989 and 1992), the medal “In memory of the 850th anniversary of Moscow” (1998), a medal winner of the State Prize in Literature and Art (2000).

December 3, 2005 in the exhibition hall of Pavlovsky Posad was her solo exhibition of large and small shawls, silk scarves, tablecloths, scarves and sketches for them. During her work at the enterprise Valeria Borisovna Fadeyeva has created more than 180 drawings for Pavlovo shawls, many of which are implemented in the production and get popularity among buyers. Shawls and scarves made ​​from drawings by Valeria Fadeyeva, are often successfully exhibited at national and international exhibitions.

Pavlovo Posad artist Valeria Fadeyeva

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