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  Cover photo of book-art FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH. Stencil variant.


Cover photo of book-art

FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH.

Stencil variant.

 

 

 

 FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH book-art page photo. The fragment. Stencil variant.


FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH book-art page photo.

The fragment. Stencil variant.

 

 

 




FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH. Vasily SMELYANSKIY book-art's. Рostcard.


Book-art FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH.

Рostcard reversal. The front side.

 

 

 

 


FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH's photo in plano. Offset variant. 


FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH's photo in plano. Offset variant.





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FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH
art and polygraphic object

2010-04-01


About the project

text
Nadezhda RUDYKH
Vasily SMELYANSKIY


 

 

Vasily Smelyanskiy's Workshop (TM RIG PERSONA®) jointly with Alexander Korlykhanov Publisher (Publisher «FORT DIALOG») present the art and polygraphic object «FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH» devoted to the Great Victory of the Russian people in their war against fascism.


FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH are two limited certificated numbered art and polygraphic objects that were made with use of the book art style which was executed with the technology of serigraphy. The work has been signed by the author according to all of the standards on the author's edition bound art works accepted in the world. Also within the framework of the project, Frescoes of the Truth is one large-circulation keepsake quality publication that was produced--especially magnificent polygraphy according to OST 29.130-97.


The art and polygraphic copies of FRESCOES OF THE TRUTH are stored in the main Russian national cultural funds:

  • The State Hermitage
     
  • The State Tretyakov gallery
     
  • The Russian state library
     
  • The Russian national library
     
  • The Library of Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.

 

The work, which was conducted from December 2009 to April 2010, has been given an honorary mention by Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Ural Federal District Vinnichenko N.


At the heart of the project are the author's interpretations of the unique archival photographic materials of the military. Funded by the Center of the documentation of public organizations of Sverdlovsk area and Regional state archive of the Chelyabinsk area, original strips of the newspaper "Truth" of times of the Great Patriotic War (the right to reproduction in the edition of newspaper strips is given by edition of the newspaper "Truth") were also used.


Graphic interpretations of twenty two archival photos and eighteen newspaper strips were carried out by known Russian artist Vasily Smelyanskiy. Design and industrial cycles of works were conducted at the same time and proceeded half a year.

 

 

DESCRIPTION 1

   

 

Frescoes of the Truth is a polygraphic object in the book-art style executed by serigraphy (screen printing method) as a 20 months wall calendar (May 2010 to December 2011)

 

  • Circulation is limited: There are 200 copies, and 140 of them are numbered and signed by the author Vasily Smelyanskiy. 
  • Type: wall calendars, on a spring with a crossbar. 
  • Size: width of 490 mm, height of 700 mm taking into account a spring and a crossbar. 
  • Weight: 2700 grams. 
  • Volume: 22 sheets, including the cover. 
  • Languages: Russian and English (translation by E.Mishchenkova). 
  • The part of the circulation is made on design paper Modigliani verge cordenons black, 320/m2. The rest of the circulation rest is printed on design paper DALI cordenon black, 285/m2. These papers have embossing and granulated papers are chosen especially as most difficult for the printing. 
  • Screen printing is carried out by paints of UV drying of company MARABU. 
  • 290 photo stencils for 22 sheets were created by Vasily Smelyanskiy and his student Margarita Yazykova, on the average 13 to 14 photo stencils for each sheet.
  • The Press is made under author's control in the Publisher Fort Dialog under the direction of P.Elfimova and masters J.Lahinym and A.Lahinym with the assistance of V.Korlykhanov.

 

  

DESCRIPTION 2

   

 

Frescoes of the Truth is a polygraphic object in the book-art style executed by serigraphy (screen printing method) as a presentation card in B2 format.

 

  • Circulation is limited: There are 90 copies, and 60 of them are numbered and signed by the author Vasily Smelyanskiy. 
  • Type: a card with a bend. 
  • Languages: Russian and English. 
  • Size: in expanded form: width of 490 mm, height of 690 mm. 
  • The circulation is printed on design paper Plike cordenons brown, 330/m2
  • The object is printed from 13 photo stencils (9 front and 4 turnaround sides).

 

 

DESCRIPTION 3

   

 

Frescoes of the Truth is the art publication carried out by the method of offset printing as a 20 months wall calendar (May 2010 to December 2011)


11800 copies
of the Frescoes of the Truth with the support of Administration of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in Ural Federal District Vinnichenko N. have been gratuitously transferred by a group of authors to educational institutions in cities of the UFD of the Russian Federation.

 

  • Circulation: 2000 copies 
  • Type: wall calendars, on a spring with a crossbar. 
  • ISBN 978-5-9902164-1-9. 
  • Size: width of 490 mm, height of 700 mm, which includes the spring and crossbar. 
  • Weight: 2 000 grams. 
  • Volume: 23 sheets, including a cover and additional 23rd sheet. 
  • Languages: Russian and English. 
  • High-quality loaded paper: internal sheets: 250 g/m2, a cover and 23rd sheet: 300/m2 
  • The Press is carried out with use of the advanced polygraphic technologies: the full-color press high-intensity paints, along with the increased color coverage, and the metallized paints. Selective UV varnishing by screen printing method was used on the cover.

 

 

 

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Photos under orders of IE Smelyanskiy V.Y.

Nadezhda RUDYKH

Alexander SOKOLOV

Vasily SMELYANSKIY

Margarita YAZYKOVA

 

English translation under order of IE Smelyanskiy V.Y.

Irina RAFIKOVA

Olga PISAREVA


Retouched photos,

Images' virtualization, graphics, design

Vasily SMELYANSKIY

Margarita YAZYKOVA


 © Text, photos, IE Smelyanskiy V., 2010 

   

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