3 Things About Nesting Dolls That Would Catch Your Attention

Everyone who is interested in painting nesting dolls, a master class for beginners will help to master some artistic skills and will give recommendations and advice. Russia’s emblematic nesting dolls, a traditional toy doll for children is considered to be a primordially Russian symbol. However, it is not. The prototype of a wooden lady has Japanese roots. In fact, the nested doll is the version of the Japanese old man Fukurum. At the same time, the nested doll is a rather young symbol, as it appeared in Russia at the end of the XIX century.

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No matter how it was there, the nested doll got accustomed well in the Russian environment and acquired its own individual features and characteristics. Historically and geographically, different types of 10 piece nesting dolls painting were formed. In each locality they painted this traditional toy in their own way. Painting nesting dolls can be an interesting hobby, because flying for creativity abound, you can decorate the figure with various patterns and outfits, and also turn the doll into another character, for example, a cat.

We sort varieties before proceeding to the master class, it is worth getting to know the nested doll more closely, namely, to find out how it was painted in different cities and districts. The style came from the city”. This nesting doll is distinguished by a discreet outfit a scarf, a blouse and a sundress without unnecessary frills. You cannot find lush flowers or pictorial compositions. Most often the nested doll holds something in hands, any subjects of a peasant life a best basket, a samovar, a sickle.

It is noteworthy that the nesting dolls became popular in the early twentieth century and embodied the images of fairy tales, life and even famous people such as Kutuzov and Napoleon.

The nesting doll, perhaps the most recognizable

The main distinctive features of this painting: lush flowers (most often roses) and exceptionally warm colors – yellow, red, orange, green. Here you can rarely find blue shades. The pupae themselves, as a rule, have large eyes with curved eyelashes and dark hair hidden under a headscarf.

  • Nesting dolls decorated with appropriate patterns. The painting is easily recognizable by the colors used (red, gold, black) and lush patterns, often depicting birds, berries, leaves.
  • There are other styles of painting nesting dolls. Their artistic features are the reason why many people buy nesting dolls as souvenirs.
  • As you can see, the nesting dolls can be painted completely differently. Modern nesting dolls, retaining all the same traditional form, can have recognizable faces or hide whole plots in themselves.

How to paint Consider in stages how to paint the doll. First of all, you need to prepare the following materials and tools: wooden blank in the form of nesting dolls (available at the store) file and sandpaper, acrylic or gouache paints, acrylic primer (it can be made by hand with PVA glue and water), brushes of different sizes, cotton swabs and toothpicks for drawing small parts, varnish for wooden surfaces (for example, parquet), simple pencil and eraser.

For beginners, it is better to start with simple patterns or do without them, depicting a face, a handkerchief, hands and a sundress (on the principle of the nesting dolls) on the figure. To understand how to properly distribute all the details, you should practice on paper. For this you can use the patterns of dolls.

The Most famous dolls

The world-famous nesting dolls were published in a new dress. In Dagestan, it created a toy with a national flavor almost making it a land of dolls. Outfits for new images are drawn according to historical sketches, taking into account even the smallest details.

Nesting dolls are popular among tourists and guests of Dagestan, along with a hat, dagger and a silver jug. But they are not quite ordinary, the artists add them a Caucasian flavor and “dress up” in national headscarves and dresses.

And here begins the most interesting. After all, you still have to guess that by the ornament on the scarf of the nested doll you can determine whether she is married or not. For example, the drawing on one of the wooden dolls exactly conveys the outfit of a girl from the village. Scarves with an unequivocal message for local men are still worn there.

Color, ornament, border, large or small

The idea of dressing nesting dolls in Dagestan outfits arose by chance. Two years ago, the artist drew her first highlander and showed the finished work to friends and acquaintances. And the next day orders fell down.

Wooden dolls can be used to study the history of the peoples of the mountain region. Before you begin to paint, the artist studies special literature, examines old photographs and visits exhibitions devoted to national costumes and decorations.

The queue of those wishing to purchase a minder has been stretched for two months already. The wooden doll was especially liked by the people, rather than residents of the republic.

On one of the three nesting dolls painted by designer Dmitry is the inscription “Let’s go!”. Below – three dates: 1957 reminds of the launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth, 1961 – about the flight into space of Yuri Gagarin, and the last date – 2025 – indicates the time of the next World Expo. “In addition, the nesting dolls depict the satellite itself and the stylized launch of the Vostok-1 rocket, in which he made an invaluable breakthrough and contribution to the history of mankind,” the designer specified. “Space” Nesting dolls can be seen in London.

The designer of the creative agency Soda, called his nesting dolls. She will go to Milan. “This is a transformation of doll figures.

One of the two dolls of the artist Anna will go to Dubai. “Forest is unity with nature. I want future generations to have not only innovative technologies, but also living forest. Nesting dolls’ eyes are closed because she looks inward, dreams.

Designer-illustrator Melissa created a nested doll based on the image of the Kasli cast-iron pavilion, which can be seen in the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. “This is a phenomenon of industrial art and the only architectural structure in the world of cast iron the pavilion was created for the 1900 Paris World Exhibition. In Paris, the work created a sensation, received a crystal Grand Prix and a large gold medal. A nesting doll was created on the basis of the image of the pavilion.