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Vera Chernevich Gingerbread Terem Fairytale

Gingerbread Terem Fairytale - Food art by Vera Chernevich

Food artist Vera Chernevich next to her creation – Gingerbread Terem Fairytale

Gingerbread Terem Fairytale – Food art by Vera Chernevich

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, a Russian wedding couple got this creation. A Fairytale wedding tower with the prince and the beautiful princess, who live in a fabulous Far Far Away kingdom. And the details of this creation are just amazing! Sugar cockerel and flags on the domes and turrets, carved banister of sugar in passages between the towers, different in architecture and mural towers and domes. An exquisite detailed project! The author of the entire project, sketches, drawings, and patterns is a talented gingerbread artist Vera Chernevich. “I love Russian architecture, wooden towers, Russian fairy tales, so I created great this project with pleasure, in spite of the enormous amount of work on the development, baking, and decorating”. But the result, a gingerbread miracle, was worth it!
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Julia Latte coffee painting

Polar Bears. Julia Latte coffee painting

Polar Bears. Julia Latte coffee painting

Julia Latte coffee painting
No wonder that workshop of Moscow based artist Julia Latte filled with the smell of coffee, because she draws with it. Yes, she takes coffee, brush, paper and begins creating. However, she first began experimenting with coffee on paper in 2006. For some reason, she then could not drink coffee, and just to feel favorite flavor decided to try to draw with it. And now she can not stop. In addition, she is also experimenting with cocoa, chicory, vanilla and cinnamon. Sometimes, she combines coffee with watercolor. Meanwhile, Julia Latte is a happy wife, mother and a freelance artist. Since 2012, she belongs to the trade union of artists of Russia.
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Luigi Benedicenti delicious realism

Luigi Benedicenti delicious realism

Still life. Luigi Benedicenti delicious realism

Italian artist Luigi Benedicenti has created hyper realistic paintings of delicious food – from cakes and berries to fruits and ice-cream. Luigi was born in 1948 and since the late 60s completely devoted his life to the movement of “realism.” For his work, he chose the theme of food. Looking at the colorful still life works of the artist, hard to believe that they are actually drawn, not photographed. Luigi Benedicenti graduated from Turin art school. The viewers were delighted with his first shown works, and his first exhibitions were a great success.
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Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Judy Garland Rainbow Drops. Inspired by her iconic role in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz and the song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’. Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Food art by Nathan Wyburn
First of all, you won’t find watercolors, pastels or oils in portraits created by 25-year-old Nathan Wyburn. Whether Twiggy crafted out of Twiglets, Michael McIntyre with Marmite, or Rowan Atkinson from baked beans, his celebrity portraits combine the pop-art sensibilities of Andy Warhol with non-traditional materials, creating art which is refreshing and unique. Nathan Wyburn is a Welsh Fine Art graduate who specializes mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘Pop culture’ imagery with non-traditional mediums. In particular, food, such as Marmite on Toast, Sauces, Sugar, Chocolate, Beans, Pizza, Sweets, and etc. Besides, he uses other everyday items, such as Newspaper cut outs, Soil, Candles, Toothpaste, Fake tan, Motor Oil, etc.
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Coffee improvisations by Maria Skorodumova

Steampunk butterfly. Paper, coffee, gel pen, colored pencils. Coffee improvisations by Maria Skorodumova

Butterfly. Steampunk insect. Paper, coffee, gel pen, colored pencils. Coffee improvisations by Maria Skorodumova

Coffee improvisations by Maria Skorodumova
Born in 1981 in the city of Kurgan, Russian artist Maria Skorodumova (nee Zaitseva) always loved to draw. Age 14, she graduated from Kurgan art school. Meanwhile, in 1998 Maria participated in the competition “Talented Children of Russia” (Moscow), where she won 3rd place in the category “Painting and Graphics.” Meanwhile, she entered the Faculty of Psychology of Kurgan State University, from which she graduated in 2004. However, she returned to the art and participated in exhibitions of amateur artists of Kurgan region. Thus, began her exhibition activity. In particular, in 2014 she participated in the international competition “Art Salon 2014”. Then, in September and October 2014 Maria had solo exhibition “Improvisation on a theme of coffee” in Ivanovo.
Illustrations of the author decorate several books and lots of postcards. Maria Skorodumova actively participates in creative competitions, festivals and projects. In addition, she conducts online course on development of creative imagination on her author’s program. Inm fact, Maria works in several directions: pointillism, symbolism, and naive art. Techniques used by the author, are also different: tempera painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, and batik.
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Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl. Coffee on Aquarelle

Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou
Cyprus native artist Maria A. Aristidou creates watercolor illustrations using an unusual medium – coffee. She drew the first coffee picture quite by accident. For illustrations – portraits of famous people, animals, cartoon characters the artist uses paper for watercolor and five different coffee drinks to give the pictures different tones and nuances. According to the artist herself, she draws what she loves. Particularly, in the gallery of her coffee paintings – Disney characters – Ariel, Walt Disney; Queen Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Laurie, and Afghan Girl – an iconic National Geographic photo, Bob Marley, and many others.
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Ice cream in painting

Ice cream in painting. Pablo Picasso. A man in a straw hat with ice cream

A man in a straw hat with ice cream. Pablo Picasso. Ice cream in painting

Ice cream in painting
Throughout its history ice-cream inspired many artists, writers, poets and photographers. It appeared on the pages of books, paintings and photographs. This dessert as if destined to take its place in the arts to inspire artists. In some works ice cream – hidden in the picture as a barely perceptible detail chronicles, in others – has become almost the central part of the composition. Ice cream appeared in the works of Pablo Picasso – namely, in the painting “The man in a straw hat with ice cream,” painted in 1938 while relaxing on the sea in the south of France.
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