Jan 10, 2011

The smokey kitchen - To the memory of my great-grandmother

The smokey kitchen is ready. I opened this blog about one year ago. I think this kitchen is a wonderful gift for the anniversary. I know I didn't show too many photos about the making process, but I destined it for a great surprise.
It was a pleasure to make it, the spirit of the old times enchanted me. I'm sure I will often return to the theme of the old country life in making miniature scenes in the future.
I made this kitchen into an open box, so it would be a three-dimensional painting on a shelf or a desk. I don't know the appropriate word for such a display, can you help me about it? Roombox or diorama or miniature scene?

So here are the photos. I don't write an ethnographical description about this old kitchen, the pictures tell you everything.













When the ethnographers took photos of the oroginal smokey kitchens in the early decades of the last century they made only black and white pictures. So I edited a photo to make it very old. This is my favorite.

22 comments:

CWPoppets said...

It looks absolutely real. As if someone will come into the kitchen any minute and puts the bread on the table. The idea with the black-and-white photo is neat.
Greetings
Christine

The Old Maid said...

Beautiful work! Black and white photo is just great!:)

Margriet said...

I can almost smell the bread in the oven!!! It's a wonderful scene, full of detail! Beautiful made!

Anthoula said...

It is absolutely amazing and looks very original!
Great work!

Bözse said...

Thanks a lot!

Patty said...

Bozse! I LOVE this piece so much!!! What an incredible tribute to your great-grandmother and to the history of your past. I really love everything that you have made in this room box. The red cooking pot was such a perfect color choice. Amazing talent you have for all miniature making!!! Congratulations on your one year Anniversary with blogging!! It is wonderful that we get to share and see everyone's talented creations!!

cockerina said...

oh! Bozse, it's beautiful!
many details that precision! you are my favorite miniaturist, can you make everything so magical and realistic!
... smoke on the chimney, pans dirty, and that bread, leavened so well! seem to feel the scent of crusty bread! I go crazy for the bread warm and crunchy!
very good!
the black and white photo is dated 1932, great detail too ..
I have no words, amazing!
thanks very much to have shown anything, I love the style "rustic, " you're a great inspiration to me!
an affectionate hug from Italy.
Caterina

Bea (Fiona) Broadwood said...

It is STUNNING!! Fantastically built =0)

Mooghiscath said...

Félicitions pour cette scène du passé qui fera certainement beaucoup plaisir à ta grand-mère .

jocelyn said...

Dear Bözse, Love your work :D. This diorama of a smoke kitchen is fabulous. Your attention to the most minute detail is amazing. I am a doll maker/crafter who lives in Budapest. My doll houses take a 1:4 or 1:5 size in miniatures. Do you ever work in larger sizes? Would love to exchange emails :D Jocelyn

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I love it, it looks so real and homey and lived in! What a special miniature creation.
I would call the scene a roombox. :)

Daydreamer said...

Bozse, your kitchen is amazing! Every detail is so perfect! I could walk in! Like the others, I can smell the bread! I have always been fascinated by the old ways of cooking... and you kitchen shows so much! It is beautiful!

Heather said...

It really is wonderful! I like the black and white image!

Sans! said...

O Bosze, I can cry looking at your world. I have always loved your work and I knew you are going to make a great smoky kitchen but you still surpass my already high expectation.

Amazing!

I only wish my kitchen can be half as good.

Margaret said...

What a great kitchen, I can imagine your great grandmother cooking and feeding her family there, I bet she would love it. I would love to recreate some of the scenes from my childhood, must make a start. And how I would love to taste that crunchy bread!

Bözse said...

Thanks for all of your comments! Jocelyn, it would be great to exchange emails. My address is ebodzas@vipmail.hu. I haven't made minis in other scale than 1:12 yet, but I would try it with pleasure.

Flora said...

Another masterpiece of patience and sensitivity.
You can tell all your love for your roots :-)
Flora

Carolyn said...

Your work is always so wonderful. I love the aged picture!

A Little More Minis said...

Very beautiful work!
It reminds me of the old Greek traditional kitchens too ;)

RiS said...

Oh my god! You are absolutly amazing!!! I love your work :)

Sandra from Sydney said...

I am so glad I found your blog! What a wonderfully realistic room box - it feels as though I could just step into it and I am sure I can almost smell that bread. I will come back and have a look again and again at all your work, I know - you are so talented.
Sandra (Snippets from my Studio)

Norma said...

I haven't been to visit for a few weeks because I've been on holiday so this is my first look at your kitchen. It is truly wonderful, a great way to mark you blogging anniversary.