Russian wooden sculpture

Russian sculpture began its journey from the time of the Slavs, paganism. Our land was rich in forests, so wood was the most available material for construction, and for creativity.
<span data-mce-mark="1">the tradition of cutting the pieces of wood are rooted in ancient history. The first scientists known specimens belong to the time of Ancient Asia. Even then, there were </span>wood sculpture<span data-mce-mark="1"> in the form of figures of gods and rulers from different species of trees. They are thoroughly looked after, washed, rubbed to a Shine, often with essential oils to give fragrance to the statues.

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Russian wooden sculpture

<span data-mce-mark="1">Russian sculpture began its journey from the time of the Slavs, paganism. Our land was rich in forests, so wood was the most available material for construction, and for creativity. In those days in Russia made wooden idols, decorated with carvings of the home. Let these decorations and sculptures were primitive, but it was the beginning of the art of wood carving.</span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">over time, as in any kind of creative activity, varied work techniques, tools and traditions. Accumulated experience.</span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">After the baptism of Rus masters began to cut </span>wood sculpture<span data-mce-mark="1"> the saints. The Orthodox Church saw it as a pagan tradition and was against such art. The Ministers of the Church believed that churches should be only images. A </span>wood sculpture<span data-mce-mark="1"> burned.</span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">However, to have survived unique sculptural image of St. George, Saint Nicholas, St. Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, the Nile Stolobensky. If some of them studied very well, others deserve further research.</span>

<span data-mce-mark="1">Russian wooden creations are much different from the Western Catholic, which has been distributed widely to decorate the palaces, the dwellings of the nobility. They were more restrained, calmer, kinder.</span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">Remains of wooden sculpture in the Church. But now the statues have replaced carved decoration of the iconostasis, columns, walls.</span>

pre-Petrine school

<span data-mce-mark="1">unfortunately, the story of a wooden sculpture in Russia – area unknown. The names of the authors of most works are unknown. </span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">Especially was common wooden sculpture in the regions of the Russian North. There most of the men knew how to carve wood. So </span>pre-Petrine school of wood sculpture <span data-mce-mark="1">in the upper Kama. To date a rich collection of sculptures kept in the Museum of Perm. It is known as the “Perm gods”. It is the subject of many research works.

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<span data-mce-mark="1">question </span>where is the school of wood sculpture<span data-mce-mark="1">, historians say, it is based on these descriptions.</span>

the Era of Peter the great

<span data-mce-mark="1">In the period of Peter the school of wooden sculpture receives a new development. The carving there is a keen interest, because building a new capital-Petersburg. Rebuilt under the influence of the fashion of the old building. In imitation of the West a interior fashionable to decorate with sculpture and the entire sculptures, mirrors, frames, carved frames, wall whole wooden paintings. Wooden carvings adorn many items. Statues greet owners and guests at the entrances, in parks, gardens. </span>
<span data-mce-mark="1">Peter the great sends Russian artists abroad to study new techniques.

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<span data-mce-mark="1">a Great contribution to the development of wooden sculpture made by the shipbuilders, again, without the influence of Peter. By Royal decree all models of ships before you start building, had to perform in small size. The king himself was engaged in. </span>

<span data-mce-mark="1">the Nose of each ship in those days was traditionally decorated with wooden statue.</span>

Modernity

<span>currently, wooden sculptures can be seen everywhere - from suburban areas to public parks and city streets. The broad interest of the population to that available for Russia material. Environmental friendliness, ease of processing not only attract famous artists, craftsmen, but also loving the creativity of people of different walks of life and occupation.</span>