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Ladle-gull "Saint Nicholas"

Design and applied art, XXI century

Description of the artwork «Ladle-gull "Saint Nicholas"»

In the Nikolaev Regional Art Museum. V.V. Vereshchagin kept various works of the Nikolaev artist and the master of woodcarving and metal artwork by Alexander Mikhailovich Katilov. He presented some of them to the 100th anniversary of the museum. Among the exhibits, metal ladles-gulls “Saint Mikolai”, “12 Apostles” and others are distinguished. The master began to create such buckets for the 200th anniversary of the founding of Nikolaev. Very interesting author's technology of free manual cold forging from a metal plate. Metal does not heat up to high temperatures, so you can work at home. These works of Alexander Katilov have no analogues.
The idea came to the author under the influence of Cossack sailing ships, which were called "gulls." The shape of the dishes, which resembles birds, has long been common in folk arts and crafts (we recall the old and modern metal or wooden carved or painted scallops-uttsi). Katilov's ladles have their own special outlines that repeat the contours of the ship's hull. Each of a series of buckets is dedicated to the ship that was built at the Nikolaev shipyard.
The ladle-gull “Saint Mikolai” was created in memory of the very first ship launched in Nikolaev by order of the founder of our city Grigory Potemkin. The bronze bucket is carefully polished, decorated with engraving with patterns and semiprecious stones - cabochon agates.
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Art form: Design and applied art

Materials: Metal

Date of creation: XXI century