FED Soviet(Russian) rangefinder camera with FED INDUSTAR-10 50mm f3.5 lens. It is a camera with a new design. This camera is hand painted in the style of Petrykivka and varnished. The “Petrykivka Style of Painting” is a remarkable artistic phenomenon of Ukrainian culture, and a characteristic feature of Ukrainian decorative folk art. Styles of painting similar to that of Petrykivka were once called “magic realism” or even “the greater realism” (a term coined by the prominent non-figurative artist Vasiliy Kandinskiy) and are part of what is usually called “primitive folk art,” though there is nothing really primitive in this art. “Primitive” artists usually have no formal art education and they create without any constraints of the “academic” rules of art.“Magic realism” carries us back in time when the human mind was moved to conquer the reality of the exterior world in terms of art. The Petrykivka style of painting is a very poetic view of the world around us, or rather it is a world in itself, a world which is free to interpret the usual things in a very unusual manner.Tradition has it that Petrykivka was founded by a group of Ukrainian Cossacks in the eighteenth century and it so happened that soon after its foundation, the village, for some mysterious reasons, began to attract people with artistic gifts who came to settle down there. Three colours were predominant — red, yellow (or yellow-green), and dark blue.The Petrykivka style of decorative painting shows that in the upper reaches of modern culture a pressing need is still felt for a poetic interpretation of the visible world.
Comes with lens cap and with take-up film spool .
Full working order. The shutter fair correctly on all speeds, the rangefinder is OK, the focussing and aperture mechanism is OK. The glasses are clean . No fungus, no oil, only some less visible dust dots have inside.
Nevertheless, sold as is as a souvenir. What you see is what you get.
All the pictures are real, you can see cosmetic condition on photos.