Visual and Stylistic Trends in Contemporary Tapestry Art (the Case of Olga Oreshko's Tapestries)
This article discusses the original tapestries, artistic techniques, features of the artistic language of the famous Yekaterinburg artist Olga Oreshko, who inspired the emergence and development of the Ural school of art textiles. Olga Oreshko creates a unique vision of modernized Middle ages using visual and symbolic language that comprises a distinct artistic style. The wide variety of her characters and images unites many spheres: from philosophical meditations and insights into art history, to the images of nature, observations on feelings and expression of emotions. Most of her artworks are characterized by visual images imbued with deep inner meanings. Olga Oreshko’s artistic textiles are unique for Yekaterinburg art. They have exerted considerable influence and gained a large circle of supporters and enthusiasts. Thus, the art of Olga Oreshko is a cultural phenomenon of regional importance that continues to influence the development of tapestry school in Middle Ural.
Keywords: contemporary artistic tapestry, artistic language of weaving, Olga Oreshkok, artistic weaving
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