artist ave: enchanting enchanted dolls

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh my... I'm still trying to catch my breath. For anyone who's ever been a doll lover, forget every doll you've ever owned. Marina Bychkova's aptly named Enchanted Dolls are the only dolls you'll ever want after you've seen them. I don't even know where to begin... they're stunningly hand-crafted in porcelain, each with their own unique, often mysterious expressions and intricate accessories to boot. They're also incredibly realistic, from their positions to their hair and features, exuding a delicateness but also a haunting creepiness that makes them all the more mesmerizing. 

Her artwork has been featured all over in various magazines, and with each doll she tries to show us her interpretation of emotion and beauty that no other dolls have ever been able to evoke in the past. It's become a dream of mine to own one of her dolls, and though I probably never will, I definitely do not mind dreaming of such gorgeous things, isn't it? See more of her breath-taking work on her blog here.


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37 comments:

Jude said...

Oh my goodness, dolls used to always creep me, but I totally see the artistry in these. Just look at those accessories - beautiful!

Kelly said...

They are so beautiful.

Jude said...

P.S. Just popping back in to say I loved your comment on the New Orleans beignets - it sounds sooo good, and probably very much like the malasada doughnuts! :)

Luz said...

Pretty!! I love dolls pics, i think they hace something interesting ;) thanks for this blog

take care

Chelsea Lane said...

They're kind of hypnotizing. they make me want to cry in an extremely happy way <3

xoxo

silvana maiorano said...

so cuteee......
also annadellorusso loves these....
thanks for your sweet comment
ifollowu
silvana

ching said...

wooow. that's way classier than any Barbie. thanks so much for sharing. i am now your new follower. :D i hope you get to follow me back.

Hollie said...

these are so neat!

Nancy said...

Wow...I usually hate dolls. I get creeped out by them, by their vacancy. But these are well beyond dolls I would say. She making some amazing art. They all seem so haunted, like something was taken from them that they will never, never get back. Does she show in galleries?

Viv said...

interesting post!



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Rachel said...

So beautiful! I just adore your blog too :)

Rachel x
itslikeartillustration.blogspot.com

Paislea Elyse said...

oh wow! i love your blog! thanks for visiting mine! i hope you come back and follow!!

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A BRIT GREEK said...

Bonsoir sweetie!

These dolls and the images are incredible! Wow!
Thank you for sharing and also taking time to stop by too, see you soon!

Think you'll love my latest post - refer to the Liberty scarf tying tutorial, Lauranne has the cutest accent ever!

x.o.x.o

Krystal said...

those are definitely the most expressive dolls i've seen! thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, btw :)

steph said...

Wow! the dolls' eyes are so captivating & moving. Thank you for your recent comment, runaway romantique! what's your real name? :) I'm stephanie! and yes, I would love for us to follow each other! Your posts are all lovely & inspiring. Btw, I'm excited to know that I'm not the only soul who still believes in hand-written snail mail! I definitely want you as my pen pal! Maybe we can also trade foods & little knick-knacks! :)

with love,
steph

Nells said...

wwwwwwwwwwwwoooow!!
i think i love all your post so far..i just read your blog!!nice!!!!

Draffin Bears said...

The dolls are so beautiful, so expressive and with showing such emotion. I used to make porcelain dolls, so know how much work and time goes into them.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

the runaway romantique said...

jude: I'm glad you like these dolls! I agree some dolls are creepy but these are just magnificent. And I hope you get to try New Orleans beignets too one day :)

Kelly: Thanks for stopping by!

Luz: Thanks to you for visiting :)

Chelsea: I feel the same way! They evoke so much emotion

Silvana: Oh I didn't know she did! Now I am even more inspired :) Thanks and I've followed you back

Ching: Thakns for the sweet comment! I've followed you back of course :)

Nancy: I agree with your thoughtful comment! They are really striking, and evoke so many emotions. I'm not sure if she showcases her work but she definitely should! They've been featured in Vogue and a lot of other magazines so good for her :)

Rachel: awww thanks and I love yours as well!

Paislea: Thanks for visiting :) I'll visit you back soon

A Brit Geek: Thanks for stopping by my little blog :) I'm happy you like the post and will be visiting you again soon!

Krystal: My pleasure :) Thank you for commenting on mine!

Steph: Hello dearie! Thanks for your lovely comment :) My name is Cha, nice to meet you and I'm so excited that you like mail too! Would be awesome to do a swap with you, I'm already stoked about it! Will reply to your email so we can get our idea on the road ;)

Nells: WOW thanks for looking at my posts :) So happy you found me! Have followed you back too

Carolyn: Oh wow you're so talented! I would love to learn to make them but I think there's a lot of material/time involved. Happy weekend too

Rebecca Anthony said...

It's so nice to meet you. I absolutely love dolls, these are so gorgeous! Thanks for visiting me at my blog! I look forward to following you!

Mimi said...

hi! i just want to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :D

i am a new follower. :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow these are fabulous. Thanks for finding me and your kind words. Have a lovely weekend xox

Stacy said...

love it, so perfect

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Cinnamon Wren said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
You have super great taste in things, every entry you have I love and feel inspired by seeing.
I am in love with these dolls, I have seen them around and was obsessed for awhile and have a folder filled with images of them, haha!
Please follow me, I will DEFINITELY follow you back!
^_^

oomph. said...

they are mysteriously beautiful. she definitely captures emotion in each and every one of them.

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Kymmie said...

Well, these are certainly amazing detail and gorgeous, but creepy too (just as you described). I'm loving all the bits on display that are suspiciously moulded on barbie dolls! Thanks for popping by my blog. Yours is so pretty. I'm officially stalking you now ;-)

heather yalin said...

These dolls are beautiful, and definitely haunting. This is a post I'll remember for ages!!!

coco said...

Oh, such breathtaking dolls! Could you imagine if someone actually looked like them in real life? How magical that would be? Awe... I wish I could be one of those dolls! Thank you for sharing!

I adore your blog, btw. Definitely following <3


xoxo coco
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Cassidy said...

They're all so hauntingly beautiful.

My name is Renée. said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! I really like your blog an I am your new follower. I hope to see you soon!

the runaway romantique said...

rebecca: thank you! and thanks for visiting :) I look forward to your posts

mimi: thank you so much! I've followed you back

life love: I'm glad you like them :) Thank you for dropping by!

stacy: thanks :)

wren: thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm very happy you visited me and I've followed you :) I'll wait for you to follow back!

oomph: yes I agree with you!

Kymmie: It's an honour to be stalked by you! I've gladly stalked you in return ;)

heather: Aww thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)

coco: That would be so lovely! If only we could... Thanks for following, I've followed you back!

cassidy: thanks for your comment :)

renée: thank you! I've followed you back and look forward to your posts!

Signe said...

Oh god, these are amazing!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Woah! These are crazy! But super beautiful!

lavelle said...

These are beautiful, but quite sinister! Thank you for dropping by my blog, yours is lovely, I will be back! xx

gingerSnaps said...

Those lovely dolls i wish i could have.
I am loving my voodoo dolls but these dolls are different.
The prettiest dolls i've seen.
Thank you very much.

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes said...

Haunting and beautiful! I love these dolls.

Savoir Affaire said...

They are indeed creepy... very much so actually. But I could see the appeal... for someone who appreciated this.

maritaBliss said...

Thees dolls are so beautiful ♥
Although I'd be so scared to break a doll made of porcelain, I suppose I'll just stick with my resin Unoa's!

Also; following ♥

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