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PostSubject: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:16 pm

This thread is to collect link of artices that talks about Popovy Sister art and their doll.
I found this interesting articles dated back to 22th June,
take a look to the stunning pics and enjoy the article:

Realistic Surreal:Popovy sisters' art of doll making
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Great topic!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:55 pm

Thank you, the article was such interesting that i thought to share it!
Also the pics are wow impressive!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:02 pm

Interesting article and stunning piccies!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:34 pm

I agree some pics are really impressive!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:04 am

Interview From Here. I used Google Translate, be warned.


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Catherine spoke with the artist Ziborova www.dollplanet.ru

Elena and Ekaterina Popova - unique creative tandem of twin sisters from Perm: girls dolls carried away at once, and for seven years successfully working on joint projects. Not be convicted of bias one who will say these projects - one of the most exciting, original, and exciting events in the doll Russian art in its history. The artists create whole thematic collection of dolls - a rare occurrence in this country. Katya and Lena is a professional designer clothing and suitable for the development of collections as well as famous fashion designers prepare podium collection. Miniature eccentric fashionistas, defile, exposure Katie and Lena, and again invited to Japan, Germany, Holland, America, and they appear on the covers of magazines, and their dream of seeing in his famous gallery owners, their dream to settle in their sophisticated collectors.

In the spring of 2012 it was announced that Catherine and Elena are preparing to enter its own line of its own articulated puppets made of polyurethane - dolls that retain the elegance and grace of their static predecessors and the author's handwriting sisters Popov. The debut of the new hinge brand SISTERS held in early April in Tokyo, but now, in anticipation of the long-awaited premiere, we will introduce you to the story of sisters on their quest, ideas and projects.


Doll sisters Popov from the African collection SKIN.


DollPlanet.ru: When I saw your dolls and learned of your joint work, she was shocked - and by the puppets, and the fact that they are created sisters. Tell me, how is it that you're both interested in dolls and formed a bright creative tandem?

Elena: From early childhood, we always did everything together: drawing, sculpturing, sewing toys and clothes for dolls. We had similar interests, and it was interesting to do together. We learned in the second year of the Ural Academy on fashion designers, when our group was assigned to make a doll with the development of emotion-texture of the fabric. While the exhibition was in Yekaterinburg Ural artists dolls, and the teacher advised us to go to her, to be inspired. We went - and dolls made a huge impression on us! We certainly have made dolls emotions for the task, but we liked it so much that we decided to continue to engage the dolls. We went through puppetry courses in parallel with studies, and when finished the academy, returned home and continued to engage in Perm dolls.

DP: What takes work on the doll? Roughly speaking - who does what?

Elena: First, we snatch an idea, begin to develop it, we do a lot of sketches.

Catherine: Sketches are doing together, and then choose the best and we are starting to work on a doll. In the process just changed jobs: Lena doing something, something I do. Always different. Get one doll, made four arms.

DP: I remember when you started to gain popularity, watch your creativity at the Moscow salon. You had a wonderful series of portrait dolls of celebrities. To be honest, you're probably the first in Russia, people who have managed to make a portrait of a kind dolls, independent artistic genre. Because most of portrait dolls bought as "original gifts" - and artists sculpt alien bosses, relatives ... Katya and Lena Popov portrait dolls - not just people, but also very expressive characters of value independent works of art. How do you work?

Elena: In fact, we have started. From the beginning, we fascinated realistic plastic characters that actually exist, the images that we are very interested. They are magically drawn to us, and we wanted to put them in miniature. We studied in detail the biography, photos, videos of interest to us persons, and only then get to work. First of all, we tried to convey emotion, character, and then the portrait. Portrait Doll helped us to learn the extent of human plasticity, taught people convey emotions. When we have achieved the desired result, understand that we want to express ourselves, make our own artistic ideas. Then started to create his images and thematic collections.

DP: So it turns out that your collections are repelled from a certain topic?

Elena: Collection combines all: image, plastic, of the elements of the costume. This is all subject to the same topic, one concept, one idea.

Catherine: When we were at the academy, they did their collections for men, but dolls have introduced us to more opportunities. We were able to realize their wildest fantasies, and so we work with them more interesting.


Dolls from the collection of lamps FASHION MOON

DP: Please tell us about your "Japanese" collection. I remember your lamps in Asian spirit - it was a nostalgic interpretation of Asia: a new collection is probably closer to the present ...

Catherine: Our lamps - it's still not quite Asia, it is rather eclectic. It is a mixture of Japanese, Japanese paper lamps, and clothing of the eighteenth century. We felt that the Japanese lamps and crinolines XVIII century have much in common, and we decided to combine them. In the eighteenth century, women in Europe were huge, elaborate hair styles - and geisha, too ... It all came together very organically and intertwined. Subject Japanese collection MOD stands for "module". Again, a play on words on the one hand, the fashion - this ultra-modern man, on the other hand, the unit - a unit, a part of something in common. Each doll collection MOD called "model number 8," "Model No. 3" ... They are not consecutive, but selectively. In this collection of seven works. But we plan to do more.

Elena: The inspiration for our trip to Japan served as an exhibition of dolls, which took place in April 2010. We saw the country from all sides - the modern creative youth and super technology on the one hand, and on the other - the ancient, traditional way of life and cultural values ​​that the people of Japan supports and protects. We brought a lot of Japanese materials, vintage silk Edo period, and a sea of ​​emotions. The collection MOD we start from two basic ideas: Robots (ultra-modern technology) and the ancient samurai armor.


Japanese dolls from the collection of MOD

DP: When I look at these dolls, you'll notice that they have on their hands and feet - whether imitation joints, whether these joints ... I wonder if that's the mobility of dolls is an end in itself, but the idea behind it is not present, the creator this doll does not turn an independent work. But when the technology is beginning to develop new artists like you, you are born is a unique work that are valuable primarily for its images and concepts.

Elena: These hinges - a reference to robots and at the same time on the super popular Japanese articulated dolls. We were fascinated by these joints, we thought it would be interesting to identify. Besides, a little doll can move the handles.

DP: Speaking of materials. You've been working with paperkleem?

Elena: All our themed puppet projects - from paperkleya. But we started with the hot plastic. This is the simplest material, charmed us that he passed very well - much better than other materials - human skin. Then we started working with porcelain. And then we moved on to paperkley, and this material with a special structure we found it very interesting.

DP: Where can we see your work?

Catherine: Many of our dolls can be seen in St. Petersburg, in the Gallery Vadim Zverev. Also - on periodic exhibitions in Russia, Europe and Japan.


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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:02 am

Here is another interview, from unise.ru, translated by Bing.


The identity of the INSIDE/ Toy art sisters Popova

Catherine and Elena Popova makes dolls. These dolls have brought him recognition and fame throughout the world. Participation in international exhibitions, publications in magazines from different countries is the result of long and painstaking work that never ceases to delight collectors and connoisseurs of beauty. Talented sisters told the correspondent Unise.ru about the difficulties in the process of working photoshoots with puppets and, of course, about creative plans.

Sisters Elena and Catherine finished Faculty of design the clothes of the Ural architectural and Art Academy. In the second year they went to the show of puppets puppet artists Association in the Urals, where he became interested in them. It was in the year 2002. The dolls were doing in their free time, and after graduating from the Academy were able to devote your full time to engage.

The first exhibition, a successful debut, art salons a Perm, festivals and fashion show in Yekaterinburg, Moscow finally published in magazines from different countries – Sisters of the puppet world took on "cheers." Today they are participating in international salon of dolls in Moscow, where the present their new collection.

To date, they have six collections, which do not leave indifferent. And this is the sign of true talent.

About the unlimited possibilities of Diti, von Teese and John Galliano

-In one interview you said that before making the doll of your character, you learn his video interview with him. What were their characters?

Elena: in General, this topic is the study of biography, the story of this man is concerned a portrait dolls. We have studied their pictures, videos, watching different materials to get into this man, his character, his habits, his plastic. It all mattered.

-And this man, prototype, seen your work?

Elena: perhaps only in that case when the man himself and ordered a portrait doll. People were happy, they liked.

-And the doubles of celebrities? And if so, what were the celebrities?

-Yes, I did, but they were buying collectors, and the star seen these dolls – don't know. Was fashion designer John Galliano, Marilyn Manson, Jack Sparrow, Madonna. It's been a long, hard to remember (laughs). Another DITA von Teese.

-Your articulated dolls called a breakthrough and you already recognized around the world. What will be the next step?

-To develop in this direction. We just started working with articulated puppets, discovered just unlimited possibilities. We will do this for a long time. Next step – šarnirka of porcelain.

-The same would be technically more difficult?

-Yes, technically more difficult, but will be more expensive and dolls, respectively. From production will be limited.

-How much is your doll?

-It is difficult to give an average price, just a very large spread. If you divide in half, average price, probably to four thousand dollars.

About «Tsarskoe Selo», English suit and creative growth

-Is whether you have a creative crisis?

-Do not know the problem (laughs). We have another problem – we do not have time to implement all your ideas! A bunch of ideas that's just lay stacked on a shelf! It happens that the subject matures a year before we proceed. We're hatching it while still doing the previous draft, and then proceed immediately to a new topic. Long we hatched this project presented at Salon International. The Russian collection, we wanted her to do. Collected material, collected thoughts, very much wanted to express, therefore, did not want to rush. This theme is in three parts. Generally called "Tsarskoye Selo", dedicated to the Russian culture. The first part is devoted to the Russian Ballet, the second is Russian beauty, Russian folk costume (and costume of the eighteenth century). The third part of the will-porcelain and painting Gzhel. Now it is not submitted, it will be a little later.

-How many dolls with this collection?

-Was until seven dolls to the first two parts of this collection, we are planning to do another ten dolls to make the complete collection.

-Are there differences in your creative tandem?

-Again, don't know the problem. We never had a disagreement. We are opposite each other, encourage, complement, is growth.

-If there is such an ideal in works to which you aspire, which want to achieve?

-Probably, the time to implement his ideas, and constantly improve the quality of works. We are very excited about the quality. That is, if we feel that the doll is not finished, it still to work, we will not bill you.

The next topic will be associated with fairy tales.

-On what collection it was harder to work and why?

-Each collection is complicated, hard to say. Technically, Egypt. It was the finest gold, work with it very complex, yet sculptural things on their heads, architectural structures of these hats.

In the end, how long it took?

-We worked on this collection of the year. In a collection of 8 dolls.

-And the most simple from a technical point of view?

-The most simple – rather, it is Africa. There are also complex headgear, but simply items of clothing. Of course, the particular bodytoning stifling job.

-In your collections are Africa, Egypt, Japan. What country wait now?

-This is not the national theme, the next theme will be associated with fairy tales. But we will not yet reveal a secret that we are keeping under wraps, but it will deal with the tales. And see this collection will be next year. Most likely in the spring.

-What material is best for you?

-We now have begun to hinge collection of polyurethane, we just cast and we get ready doll. But if you take the process before, when we created the prototype, it was a daunting job. Let's say if we take into account only getting ready, then of course easier to paint, though was and their complexity. It was difficult to go on painting polyurethane to the doll looked as good as puppets of paper clay. Paper clay dolls painted with oil, polyurethane, painted with acrylics. And here's the move from one material to another was difficult. In the hinge doll we've tried to keep the PLASTY of their static dolls, and nevertheless to joints that need to be put into the body, do not disturb, not breaking the entire image in General.

-Tell me more about creating puppets. Who is doing what?

-In General, we are always changing, can simultaneously engage and suit, and hats and painted, and footwear. We don't have any specific distinction, just happens that someone takes on the job of headwear, someone is on painting. It happens when you don't have time, and we should focus on something one.

-You arrange a photo shoot for your dolls?

-Of Course! Now has twice as many photo shoots. If not tripled! Because the doll can be put in different ways and dress differently, it's just a lot of options! Had an unusual photo shoot, associated again with the Russian suit. When the dolls changing hats, are combined outfits – it was such a complex photo shoot involving a lot of dolls, and all depend on each other, and each item of clothing should be removed, change clothes. This was a very laborious process. And very interesting.

-Do your dolls have a distinctive feature is the tattoo in the form of a butterfly, which is always in different places. Why butterfly and who invented it?

-Is there by chance, we have formed this way logo. Our brand of spherical dolls we called "Sisters" and the logo chosen the butterfly with the two bodies, so on each doll now sits a butterfly.

Irina Levkovich

Journalist, Moscow
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:14 am

My goodness, this second article reminds me that with all the excitement going on at the moment, I completely forgot that this most recent collection still has a third part to be completed. Three more dolls? I love you Inspired by the Russian Gzhel blue & white painted ceramics. Can't wait to see that!
And the new collection for next year will be inspired by fairytales! I can just imagine how magical that might be! flower
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:06 am

Very interesting to read thank you Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:13 am

Super interesting Elisa, thanks so much for taking the time to traslate the article with google and share it with us!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:56 pm

Glad you all enjoyed reading the interviews, if I find more I'll post them up also! As for these ones, I may go through them and edit them to make more sense in English, heh heh, we all know how translators work =P.

Merrijane: Apparently 10 more dolls! So exciting, I agree, a theme around the Russian Gzhel, wow, imagine. On their blog, they said that because of an unexpected situation they weren't able to start/finish as many dolls as they wanted for the Tsarskoe Selo collection, I can't wait to see the other dolls in the collection! And yes, it's also great to have something to look forward to (and something to burn our little eager hearts, haha) with the fairytale collection!
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Orangey - if the first two parts consisted of 7 dolls, I wonder if the third part would really be 10 dolls? Do you think they may have meant 10 dolls in total for the three parts?
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PostSubject: Re: Articles & Interviews About Popovy Doll   Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:21 pm

You might be better at interpreting translator-speech than me, haha, that would make sense if it's another 3 dolls, 10 would be too good to be true! Razz
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