Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

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To perceive the history of black and white - a habit, worked for years. Due to the lack of color on retro images we often do not even think about how to actually look people in the photos and objects surrounding them. A new look at the past can be due to hard work of colorists - artists who paint the old pictures. Enjoy the brightest moments of masked ball in the Winter Palace, which is arranged for the Romanov family in 1903!

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

Princess Zinaida Yusupova in the dress of the 17th century

Work on coloring of photos taken during a masked ball over a century ago, spent Shirnina Olga, one of the leading specialists in the colors of Russia's. This trend in demand abroad, and only gaining popularity in our country. Olga has been working with retro images, he studied the subtleties of skill to master the technique, so do not afraid to take on such an important project. Still had to breathe life into the pictures of the royal family!

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

The Countess Elizabeth Musin-Pushkin

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

The Princess Varvara Dolgorukova

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

Olga Baranova, a friend of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Masked Ball in the House of Romanov has become one of the most significant events in the history of the twentieth century. The event was attended not only by members of the royal family, but also to all the high society. We prepared for the ball dresses in the style of the pre-Petrine era, and the young ladies happy to pose for a photograph in luxury sundresses, headdresses and ornate.

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

The Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna Romanov

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

The participant masker in the house of Romanov

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

The Countess Maria A. Keller

To accurately recreate the atmosphere of the ball, Olga Shirnina conducted research, she studied all available materials of this historic event, paying attention to the smallest details in the descriptions of clothes and furnishings.

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

Alexander A. Taneyev in evening dress

Talking about his work, Olga emphasizes that it is very painstaking work that requires perseverance, mindfulness, total immersion in the process. Unfortunately, colorists work is controversial, many criticize the principle of coloring monochrome photos, although the Olga believes that this is only an alternative view of history, a way to see her in a new light.

Grand Masquerade in the house of the Romanovs: rare pictures of 1903 - in color

Elizabeth Obolenskaya