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The Art of Gzhel' Honored Artists of Russia Natalya Trophimovna Bidak and Vladimir Stepanovich Bidak

02 March - 15 April 2000
The Benois Wing

The city of Gzhel' located in the Ramensky district near Moscow for many decades was known as one of the most remarkable folk art canters. Nowadays there are several enterprises in Gzhel that produce artistic porcelain and majolica. There are manufactured such articles as tableware, services, small plastics, decorative objects with traditional underglazed painting with cobalt. The exhibition is dedicated to the work of Natalja Trophimovna and Vladimir Stepanovich Bidak who form one of the brightest Gzhel' duets. Their artistic compass, active using of plant and geometric motives in painting, subtle music of forms, expressiveness of sculpture put them in the place of leading Russian porcelain artists.