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Shabanova Maria Pavlovna (1929 - 1995)  Click to play

Maria Pavlovna Shabanova was born in 1929 in the village of Bizukovo, Smolensky region and died in 1995 in the village of Fedoskino. In 1952 Maria Pavlovna graduated from the Fedoskino Art School where she studied under A.D. Nebosklonov and A.I. Kyznetsov Shabanova's thesis work was called "Grand Duchess Sophia Vitovna" (copy of P.P. Chistiakov's work).

Shabanova worked at the Fedoskino factory of miniature art and taught at the Fedodkino Art School. She painted in the traditional Fedoskino style and worked with oils. Her favorite themes to depict were portraits, genre scenes, fairy tales, copies of famous Russian and foreign painters. Maria Pavlovna preferred to work with bright, cheerful, life asserting, open colors that precisely expressed her artistic ideas.

The master always tried to reflect in her pieces the close connection of Fedoskino art with modern culture and life and to show the esthetic ideals of classic painting. Creative work of such famous artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael Santy, Titsian, Makovsky, Brullov, Vasnetsov, Tropinin, Levitsky, Repin and Surikov influenced Shabanova's individual style.

Maria Pavlovna Shabanova's pieces are notable for thin detailing, peculiar color treatment, precise painting and high quality of execution.

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