Like any creative person, I am in a constant search for new directions and materials.
My name is Marianne Makarova. I am artist-painter, graduated from the Kosygin Textile Academy, in 2005: Faculty of Applied Arts; Art Lyceum in 2000; Department "miniature painting artist; Founder of the Russian School of Botanical Bas-Relief; Member of IFA (International Federation of Russian department & Created Artist’s); Winner of the “Russian Art Week” in 2018; Curator of the exhibition "Stop a Moment" dd. 20.03.2020 in the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University "Pharmacy Garden"; Participant of the “Tryn * Trava” 3-d exhibition dd. 12.11.2020.
The magical power of Herbs and Plants from ancient times was used in the World Culture. We often use them as amulets. We appreciate them for the officinal properties, but not their outer beauty. The Botanical bas-relief is a bridge between science and art. Herbalism and decor merged into a single composition. My work brings the modern viewer closer to Nature. They convey the original beauty, show, at the same time, the fragility and strength of Nature. My creations give an illusion, that they seem to contain real plants & flowers…
The uniqueness of the Botanical Bas-relief technique is like fossils that cannot be repeated. The technique of artistic casting is deceptively simple and borrowed from the Roman medalists.
The materials with which I work and create my works are gypsum; porcelain; engobe, aquarelle. I use different compositional solutions: from simple to complex, consisting of several panels. The m of texture and materials distinguishes my art creations from other masters. My works are represented in the gallery «Тираж1/1» in Russia, in gallery "Altea" Spain and in some private collections.