The mobile Museum-Gallery of picturesque embroidery has become the part of the Association of private museums of Russia collection.
The Museum-Gallery of picturesque embroidery was opened in March 2020. His founder Svetlana Dianova, since 2017, has led the ” Life beautiful” project , dedicated to the embroidery of complex multi-color canvases, made from paintings by famous artists.
Over the three years of the project’s existence, it has brought together more than 200 Russian and foreign craftswomen. According to Svetlana, this is absolutely the unique embroiderers, for many of whom the “Life is beautiful” project has became a source of inspiration, an outlet. Last year they held five joint exhibitions, and two other exhibitions this year. Currently part of their paintings is located in the State Museum- estate “Ostafevo” – “Russian Parnassus”.
All embroidered paintings are made by hand in the technique of “full cross”, or “Petit / half-cross” (“tapestry”), and it takes months and even years of daily hard work of the embroiderer to create each picture.
The idea to create a museum was suggested to Svetlana by the Director of the Association of private museums of Russia Alexey Shaburov. All previous work on the organization of exhibitions, information and educational work has begun to bring its own benefits. Multicolored embroidery was recognized as an art form, that deserves attention of lovers of the beauty. The moment, when the work of embroiderers can be show the world as the museum value, have come.
“I believe, that this is a completely unprecedented event in the embroidery world, that has never been done before, and I am very happy to congratulate all the participants of the author’s “Life is beautiful!” joint project with such a wonderful, outstanding and successful event!”, -Svetlana Dianova shared her emotions Nowadays, when all public places are temporarily closed, you can learn more the museum’s collection on the museum’s YouTube channel. The representatives of this museum prepared several video tours for this aim.