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Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Palekh lacquer miniature craft in 1974
Abstract: The subject of this study is the analysis of the 50th anniversary of the Soviet craft of the Palekh lacquer miniature of 1974. The background and the course of the festive celebrations are revealed in detail, the characteristics of those areas of activity that were used by the Soviet state, the intelligentsia and society to popularize and recognize the Palekh craft are given. The purpose of the article is to try to prove the important role of the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Palekh lacquer miniature for the development of this craft, as well as to approve the fundamental thesis about the importance of studying this phenomenon - celebrating the anniversaries of the Palekh lacquer miniature craft of the Soviet period – for studying its history. Using narrative, retrospective and historical-systemic research methods, the author focuses on the importance of state and society support for the life of the Palekh fishery of the Soviet period, which is an extremely urgent problem in our time, when the fishery, according to many Palekh artists, is experiencing decline due to insufficient attention from the state. Thus, the scientific novelty of the study consists in an attempt to comprehensively describe a specific historical phenomenon that can serve as a model for future state policy towards Palekh as a unique heritage of Russian culture. The opinion expressed about the need to repeat the Soviet experience is the main conclusion of the proposed article.
Keywords: Palekh, russian lacquer miniature, russian lacquer crafts, Ivan Ivanovich Golikov, Ivanovo, soviet art criticism, folk art, exhibition activities, exhibition, arts and crafts
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