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Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Beautiful sand carpet. Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras – Carpets made for Holy Week Semana Santa in Antigua. These beautiful carpets made of sand and sawdust, decorate the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Traditionally, the creation of these carpets (Alfombras) begins on the last Sunday before Easter, when the street artists cover the old Guatemala city with a layer of sand. Just the time to create nice patterns on a plane sandy base. The themes of these paintings are various – from Mayan tradition to Christian religion and nature. For the work craftsmen use carefully-carved wooden stencils. Meanwhile, some of these stencils are passed on from generation to generation, though the new ones are added every year. However, the design of the alfombras is always unique.
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Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Beautiful Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion. Oscar Wilde
Natalie Panga is a talented self-taught photographer from the city of Rivna, Ukraine. Doctor therapist by education and profession, she appreciates and understands the value of life, capturing its beautiful moments. The wonderful artist as if transmits her beautiful inner world into photography. The main subject of her inspirational work – classic still life. Among variety of photo albums I offer to look at the series ‘Still life with Poppies’.
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Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Beautiful floral fantasy. Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Painting on glass Ulla Darni
The colorful world of glass artist from Denmark – hand-painted lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, and other unique installations. They are stunning, unique and highly collectable. According to Ulla Darni, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. And immediately after graduating she established herself as a talented designer and painter on porcelain.
Ulla Darni successfully exhibited her works at the Museum of Bronx, Lever House Gallery, the Empire State Plaza, and in various galleries throughout the world. Meanwhile, for her truly magnificent, one-of-a-kind technique “Ulla” she is called “Tiffany of the light”.
Noteworthy, beautiful and talented person Ulla Darni experienced a career on stage and screen. In particular, she worked as an actress for seven years playing roles in films, including the international award-winning film, The Duel. In 1967, Ulla moved to New York City, where she and her husband and business partner, glass sculptor Lawry Swidler, live and work now.
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Yellow color meaning

Yellow color. Immersed no 2. Painting by Jennifer Lommers. Yellow color meaning

Immersed no 2. Painting by Jennifer Lommers. (Image from website fineartamerica.com). Yellow color meaning

Yellow color meaning
First of all, this warm color of sunshine has conflicting symbolism. On the one hand, it denotes happiness and joy. However, on the other hand, yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit.
Traditionally, taxis in New York and some other places, school buses in Canada, the U.S. and in the UK – painted yellow. Besides, yellow are mailboxes in the Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany and France. For a long time in the Netherlands, yellow was the color of public transport – buses, trams and passenger trains.
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Bordeaux Color

Bordeaux Color

Fabulous sunset of Claret, or Bordeaux Color

Bordeaux Color
Known as Burgundy, maroon, or simply claret, Bordeaux Color – one of the profound and solemn shades of red, has become one of the favorites this season. Officially, the tone got its name in 1891 in honor of the dark red French wine from Bordeaux. Prior to this, in the Russian language this color was known as “Chermnyy.” Of the primary colors (red, blue and yellow) burgundy obtained by mixing approximately three pieces of bright red, one piece of dark blue and a few drops of yellow. The result is a warm, harmonious and very rich burgundy color.
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