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Atlanta Botanical Garden green sculpture

Atlanta Botanical Garden green sculpture

Awesome sculpture of a dog. Atlanta Botanical Garden green sculpture

Atlanta Botanical Garden green sculpture – one of the main local attractions. Founded in 1976, the garden covers an area of 12 hectares, being located in the central part of the city and neighbor of Piedmont Park. Visitors can not only admire the rich collection of plants, but also exhibitions that are held periodically. For example, in 2004 there was an exhibition of works of glass, which for eight months had been visited by 425,000 people. And in 2013 took place an impressive green sculpture exhibition «Imaginary Worlds».
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Min Klementiev stone painting

Min Klementiev stone painting

Red landscape. Min Klementiev stone painting

Min Klementiev stone painting
By cutting and polishing variegated stones, such as jasper, marble, porphyry, and layered chalcedony or agate, master stone-cutters reveal the amazing world inhabited by real and fantastic images of bizarre lines and spots. Lilac winter morning and red autumn sunset, blue silhouettes of snow-capped mountains and olive expanses of the steppes. Russian artist Min Klementiev from an early age loved the beauty of a polished stone. Original compositions, images, stories were constantly before his eyes. Gradually, the idea to create a painting of the stone from the beginning to the end by himself captivated him.
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Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

A painting featuring downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

A painting featuring downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

First of all, American artist Rick Pas works in the direction of Contemporary Realism. A passionate artist, experiencing all the highs and lows he considers creating to be an addiction. Meanwhile, Rick Pas is interested in the surface textures of nature and creates paintings that portray every insect, or a bird in detail. Undoubtedly, this hyper realistic effect that makes viewers run a hand over the feathers and moss, or grasp an object in the painting. Noteworthy, the subjects of his paintings – human interaction with nature. And he often finds inspiration for paintings in remote wilderness of the world, local parking lots, as well as his own backyard.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rick Pas graduated from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to numerous exhibitions throughout the USA and internationally, art works by Rick Pas were featured in numerous art magazines, from “Wildlife Artist of the Year” in Michigan Out of Doors, December 1982 (article & cover illustrator) to “Abuzz About Bugs,” and The Artist’s Magazine, July/August, 2015.
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Mimosa in art

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand. Mimosa in art. Painting by unknown artist

‘And I was struck not so much by her beauty as by an extraordinary loneliness in her eyes, such as no one had ever seen before! Obeying this yellow sign, I also turned down the lane and followed her. We walked along the crooked, boring lane silently, I on one side, she on the other. And, imagine, there was not a soul in the lane. I was suffering, because it seemed to me that it was necessary to speak to her, and I worried that I wouldn’t utter a single word, and she would leave, and I’d never see her again. And, imagine, suddenly she began to speak:
‘ “Do you like my flowers?” (Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita)
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Painting cats Maria Emelyanova

Painting cats Maria Emelyanova

Realistic portrait of brown and gray pet cat. Painting cats Maria Emelyanova, Moscow based artist

Painting cats Maria Emelyanova
Born in April 1977 Russian artist Maria Emelyanova lives and works in Moscow. She started drawing at the age of 6, when her parents brought her to the local art school. After graduating from the art school, which she has visited over 9 years, she took up painting professionally. Painting in the genre os realism, her preferred subject of painting is Animals – fish, birds, cats, dogs, lizards, and horses. In 2008, the artist participated in the group exhibition in Manege (Moscow), in the framework of the II Moscow International Art Festival “Traditions and Modernity”. Also in 2008, she had a solo exhibition in the Central House of Entrepreneurs (Moscow). From 2009 to the present her art works decorate various galleries of Moscow.
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Painting plants Ivy Jacobsen

Painting plants Ivy Jacobsen. Velvet Season, 2015

Velvet Season, 2015. Painting plants Ivy Jacobsen

Painting plants Ivy Jacobsen
Born in California, Ivy Jacobsen graduated from San Francisco State University and San Francisco Art Institute with Honors in 2001. Besides, for a semester, she studied art history Concentration in Paris.
In particular, her paintings consist of many thin layers of oil paint, bronze powder, acrylic paint, resin, and other mixed medias on wood panel. Thus, the numerous translucent layers create the illusion of depth. And the trees and plants occupy different locations in the foreground and background. According to the artist, she gets inspiration from plant study. In addition, from her daily walks in the neighborhood, the study of botanical illustrations, as well as her knowledge of plants and their life cycles.
Ivy Jacobsen is a permanent participant of art exhibitions, which took place mostly in California. In 2014 the artist moved to Santa Cruz, California with her husband and their two children.
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Elspeth McLean painting mandala stones

Elspeth McLean painting mandala stones. All the mandala stones Elspeth McLean created while visiting her home town in Perth, Western Australia

The artist created all mandala paintings while visiting her home town in Perth, Western Australia. Elspeth McLean painting mandala stones

Elspeth McLean painting mandala stones
Australian born artist Elspeth McLean, who now lives in Canada, creates hypnotically beautiful and colorful stone mandalas. Experimenting with thousands of colored dots and circles she expresses herself, and celebrates the colors of her soul and spirit. The artist believes that such mandala stones can soothe the soul and fill the inner world with bright light. “My art is result of a love to experiment with color and pattern. Creating is a way for me to express the colors of my soul. All I’m doing is trying to live my life and art authentically peace”.
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