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Art of Russia, Museums (Art of Russia, Museums) 1985 - Rostov Enamels Rostov Yaroslavsky lies to the north-east of Moscow on the shores of the beautiful Lake Nero. This eleven-centuries-old town was renowne'd for its outstanding architects and its folk craftsmen who excelled in icon painting, wood-carving, embroidery and pottery. Today, Rostov is deservedly proud of its unique enamelled paintings. Back in the eighteenth century, the work of the Rostov goldsmith-enamellers was much prized and found its way into the famous Armoury in the Moscow Kremlin. The enamel painting of Rostov was revived at the beginning of the Soviet period. This was due in large measure to the efforts of the well-known Soviet artist Sergei Chekhonin, who gave a new lease of life to the neglected techniques and forms of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Museums (Museums) 1982 - The Pushkin state museum-preserve 16 postcards with the image of exhibits and exhibits of the State Museum-reserve of Pushkin A. S. in Mikhailovskoye, Trigorskoye, Pushkinskie Gory, Svyatogorsky monastery and Savkin settlement.

Art of Russia (Art of Russia) 1972 Postnikova-Loseva M.M., Platonova N.G., Ulyanova B.L. Russian Niello Art The book exhibits niello art stored in the State Historical Museum. The authors give a description of the history of the origin and development of niello art in Russia.

Museums (Museums) 1977 - The State Armoury of the Moscow Kremlin The State Armoury Museum in the Moscow Kremlin, the oldest Russian Museum, is an art treasure depository bearing witness to the growing economic and political might of Moscow, the centre of the united Russian principalities. The growing influence and power of Moscow in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries brought in their train the extensive building of churches and palaces. Magnificent church plate for state occasions became customary, as did expensive table services and precious items of personal adornment. Talented armourers, gold and silversmiths, wood and bone carvers, embroiderers and architects came to Moscow from all over Russia and from abroad. The Armoury is extremely popular. Every day thousands of visitors take away with them vivid impressions of the treasures they saw here.

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