Enchanted Doll by Marina Bychkova Jan 31, 2015 14:44:48 GMT -8
Post by allurose on Jan 31, 2015 14:44:48 GMT -8
"More than mere playthings, Enchanted Dolls are a brand of elegantly sculpted and articulated works of art. Adorned with elaborate costumes and graced with precious gemstones, metals, and rare found objects, each ball-jointed porcelain doll intricately conveys an aspect of our humanity." (source)
" Marina Bychkova is a Russian-Canadian figurative artist and a founder of Enchanted Doll™- a luxury toy label of exquisite, porcelain dolls.
More than mere playthings, Enchanted Dolls are elegantly sculpted and articulated works of art. Strikingly nude, engraved or adorned in opulent sculptural costumes of precious metals, gemstones, and rare found objects, each doll intricately conveys an aspect of our humanity. Unique and delicate, their forms evoke a strong emotional response, haunting us with their vulnerability. All at once innocent and sexual, Enchanted Dolls depict highly stylized images of femininity, while at the same time reflecting on life’s playful naiveté.
“The reason I love making dolls is because it’s such a multidisciplinary art form. I’m not content working in just one medium such as painting or sculpture, and dolls offer me a very diverse and satisfying tactile experience. To create a doll I get to do it all: sculpture, industrial design, painting, engraving, mold-making, drawing, metalwork, fashion and jewelry design. I want it all, or nothing!”
- Marina Bychkova "
For many years, people have been falling in love with Enchanted Dolls at first sight. As the first artist of our era to successfully build a career making artistic porcelain ball jointed dolls, Marina Bychkova set the stage and the style for many other artists. As Marina's career has taken off in the last few years, she has been able to free herself from the monotony of custom porcelain nudes and follows her muse, creating beautiful one of a kind dolls for sale in galleries, at an annual ebay auction, and to the very rare private buyer. For wider audiences, there is an art book displaying the dolls, paper dolls, and various jewelry items. Marina's husband, Chad, brings the dolls to life with evocative photography, so even the art books are considered great treasures by fans all over the world.
The popularity of Enchanted Dolls sparked the creation of the forum dedicated to them, which is a wonderful resource for information and the most populous place to chat about these dolls.
Enchanted Dolls are marvels of engineering, beauty, and artistic statement. Marina's skill at china painting these dolls has risen to an unbelievable level. The precise tuning of the steel springs inside each doll allows for effortless and graceful posing. All Enchanted Dolls come with at least one wig handmade by Marina, a stand, and a lovely secure packing tin. Many dolls are completed with elaborate beaded costumes, precious metal shoes, headdresses, or other accessories. Marina is constantly exploring with new methods of jointing and sculpting her dolls.
To the lucky few who own an Enchanted Doll, they provide endless joy.