Ever seen a small figurine, handmade, implausibly realistic that one might confuse it with a real individual? MICHAEL JAZKOV’s creation, his realistic dolls, has left people awestruck with their astoundingly realistic appearance. Talking about these dolls , Michael has himself agreed that few of the people actually find them creepy, since they look so real.
Michael Zajkov,a Russian artist, is a professional sculptor with a high degree of education. He completed his graduation in 2009 with majors in graphics arts and specialization in sculpturing from Kuban State University. He worked as a sculptor in a puppet theater in the years 2010-2013, while he also attended a graduation school. He also learned sewing under a fashion designed named Irina Kuzyomina. Having learned so much, Michael has mastered the skills all required for making these beautiful, realistic dolls.
Michael first came into fame when he introduced his dolls to world at 4th international exhibition ‘Art Dolls’ in Moscow in december 2013. To the exhibition, he brought his five dolls named-Anastasia, Antonnia, Zoe, Nina and Zenia which were the talking point in the exhibition . He says he got the inspiration of creating these dolls from the doll makers- Laura Scottoline and Anne Milrani. Apart from this, his creations are inspiration from different paintings and sketches.
These dolls are dressed in the vintage look of around 1910-1915 and are approximately 70 cm long. Every inch of them has been made intricately with detailed attention on it. The astounding part of this is that these dolls are made up of simply clay! Clay which the artist generally uses is Fimo and cermit. The dolls have 13 movable joints that allows posture change, like sitting dolls with their knees bent. Eyes of these dolls are made of hand painted German glass. The wigs are made of high quality French mohair.Their body is painted such that it looks like real flesh. Clothes worn by them are again sewn by the artist which are generally stitched up of voile, silk,and antique lace. This doesn’t stop here, the leather shoes that they sport are also made by Michael.
Here are these beautiful creations by Michael Zajkov.
Unfortunately, to all the admirers of these creations, these are NOT FOR SALE. These can be only picked up by the collectors who visit the exhibition wherein these are displayed.The artist has also started his work on boy figurines and very soon we would have the pleasure to see them. Just to mention about the fan following of Michael’s creation, he has over million followers in different social websites like Facebook, Instagram,etc. also many bloggers around the world have added to his fan base.
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