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Category Archive: Applied Art

Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova (Asunta)

Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Russian artist of applied art Natalia Linkova (Asunta) shows both – her artistic skills and good knowledge of ornithology. Natalia Linkova lives in the southern city of Feodosia, in Crimea. According to her, she has been creative since childhood. As the artist writes on her website “I have always remembered myself with materials for creative work in my hands – scraps, beads, paint, canvas, thread, and so on. And I am happy that now there are even more possibilities, materials and knowledge, and there is no limit for perfection! There is something to strive for, there is so much to learn! I love what I do! And I only do what I love!”.
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Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Four decorative plates – examples of Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling is an amazing art of painting on wood. Accurate translation into English – rosepainting, quite common on the Internet translation of “drawing with a rose” the word indicates a process. This ancient art emerged in the 18th century, gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century, and is still very popular in Norway and abroad. As Norway always features a variety of dialects and variability of the same style, each locality had its own rosemaling. The best known were “rose painting” from Telemark and Hallingdal.
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Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Underwater kingdom ruled by Jewel-like creatures, from Scorpions and beatles to Seahorses. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Beatle and Scorpio. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Angelo Filomeno embroidery
Currently exhibited in The House of Magic Affection (December 18, 2014 – January 31, 2015) embroidered paintings by Filomeno are truly masterpieces.
Born in 1963 in Ostuni, Italy, he made a successful career in the world of fashion and costume design. According to Filomeno, he has always wanted to be an artist. So, he decided to pursue a career as an artist in 1993. “Suddenly, my mind and my hands together will create beauty.” And so it happened.
In fact, Maestro works with different materials, from Shandong silk, chromium glass and feathers, to stainless steel. His art features the style, taste, and aesthetic elegance of his designs. In particular, in the series “Underwater kingdom” he embroidered dazzling figures of the underwater world.
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Ribbon embroidery by Olesya Kruchinskaya

Ribbon embroidery by Olesya Kruchinskaya

Red poppies. Ribbon embroidery by Olesya Kruchinskaya

Ribbon embroidery by Olesya Kruchinskaya
One of the most interesting and original types of needlework is ribbon embroidery. However, some craftswomen are hesitant to take up this technique, considering that it is difficult. In fact, despite a wide variety of techniques and stitches, this kind of embroidery is quite simple and accessible. Luxurious needlework, ribbon embroidery can range from fine, detailed work to bold, vivid, and abundant. The motifs featured in silk ribbon embroidery are almost always floral.
These Satin ribbon embroidery are hand made artworks by Olesya Kruchinskaya, craftswoman from Yekaterinburg, Russia. Born October 10, 1972, Olesya Kruchinskaya is an architect and interior designer. She studied Art History and Restoration at Architecture University.
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Batik artist Olga Petrenko

Christmas. Batik artist Olga Petrenko

Christmas. Material – Silk, technique – Cold batik. Decorative art by Batik artist Olga Petrenko (Olikirolli)

Batik artist Olga Petrenko
Born May 3, 1985 in the city of Feodosia, Olga Petrenko, aka Olikirolli, is an artist working in the technique of Batik. According to her biography, in 2000 she graduated with honors from Feodosia children’s art school named after A.K. Aivazovsky. And in 2007 she graduated from the Crimean Art College named after N. Samokish (department of painting and decorative art). Her favorite technique of painting – cold batik, that is painting on silk.
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Alexandra collectible art dolls

Alexandra collectible art dolls

Historical authenticity, excellence and quality – Alexandra collectible art dolls

Alexandra collectible art dolls
Russian doll artist Alexandra Kukinova graduated from the Art School of Moscow Academic Art Theatre of Chekhov. A member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Alexandra creates exquisite porcelain art collections (including historical dolls) and souvenir porcelain dolls. Collectible handmade art dolls created by talented master have historical authenticity, excellence and quality.
In 1989 Alexandra Kukinova founded her own art studio “Alexandra”. By now “Alexandra” – participant of the largest doll international exhibitions in Russia, Europe and the United States, winner of professional competitions.
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Beautiful Porcelain flowers by Julia Korshunova

Pansies. Porcelain flowers by Julia Korshunova

Beautiful Pansies. Porcelain flowers by Julia Korshunova

Porcelain flowers by Julia Korshunova
Truly work of art, beautiful and realistic porcelain flowers received popularity in the 19th century. However, in those days, only members of the nobility or very rich and famous people could order such flowers from masters. In fact, the production of even a single composition of porcelain flowers requires much time, energy and money. Accordingly, porcelain flowers decorated expensive furniture or rich interior of stylish people with impeccable taste.
Meanwhile, Russian artist of applied art Julia Korshunova has created the gallery of beautiful porcelain flowers – roses, violets, poppies, snowdrops, and irises. According to Julia, she lives in Kislovodsk of Stavropol region, where she creates her realistic porcelain flowers.
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