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Shining Glass and Softness Fabric 

The Show of Natalia Muradova, Timur Sazhin and Lidia Fomina

on June 4 – 29

On June 4, the show of Natalia Muradova, Timur Sazhin and Lidia Fomina titled Shining Glass and Soft Fabric opens at the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art.

The idea of this show is to demonstrate the unity and struggle of opposites on the example of works in glass and fabric. Artists strive to express their creative plans only by aesthetical means, without any explanations, leaving it for the viewer to interpret what he or she sees.

The combination of technological experiments with such diverse in their texture materials, together with fantasies involving the motifs of water, smoke, sky, wind, sand, find their embodiment in incredible artworks of these authors. The colorful art objects – harmonious textile sculptures and mosaics by Natalia Muradova – reveal Russian landscapes, exotic parks and nature in blossom. Timur Sazhin and Lidia Fomina use glass casting to create monumental glass reliefs and sculptures on diverse subject matter, including nature, music, stories from the Bible.

Many artworks of these authors will be displayed for the first time at our show.

Artists Info

MURADOVA, NATALIA VLADIMIROVNA. People’s Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
She was involved in the decoration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Moscow, of the State Tretyakov Gallery halls, and many other buildings. Artworks in textile produced to decorate the Kremlin residence of the Russian President are believed to be the greatest achievement of the author. Her works are in many collections and museums of Russia and of the world.

SAZHIN, TIMUR PETROVICH (People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts) and FOMINA, LIDIA ANDREYEVNA (People’s Artist of the Russian Federation).
Famous masters of glasswork, authors of major artworks in glass and metal for prominent public buildings of the country, such as the Residence of the Russian President in the Moscow Kremlin, the Embassy of Russia in Paris, the Supreme Court of Russia, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Memorial of Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, etc.
The works of these authors are in many museums and private collections in Russia and foreign countries, including the State Hermitage, Corning Museum of Glass, USA, Historical Museum in Moscow, the National Museum of Artistic Glass of Finland in the city of Riihimäki, the Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art in Moscow, and in the private collections of Austria, Japan, USA.