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Category Archive: Sculpture

Harbin International Festival of ice sculpture

Harbin International Festival of ice sculpture

Ice castle at 31st Harbin International Festival of ice sculpture, 2015

Harbin International Festival of ice sculpture
January 5, 2015 in Chinese city of Harbin started the 31st annual international festival of ice and snow. Thousands of snow artists and sculptors from around the world have built a city of ice sculptures. At night, the ice city illuminated by LED lamps and lasers, creating a vibrant artistic and architectural images, looks especially beautiful.
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2014 in art

Underwater Sculpture Park - Molinere St George

2014 in art. Underwater Sculpture Park – Molinere St George

What was 2014 in art? Where is the most unusual museum opened, who made the most impressive work of art and where they built the most strange building? The most amazing art news this year – in spectacular photographs. First underwater art museum called MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte) opened off the coast of the West India Islands by sculptor Jason de Kleyrs Taylor. At the bottom of a shallow lagoon installed more than 500 of his sculptures. Gradually they become overgrown with algae and coral, so it’s a real changing museum in a changing world.
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Paper artist Helen Musselwhite

Capricorn. Happinez Magazine, The Netherlands. From the series of 12 illustrations of monthly horoscope page

Capricorn. Happinez Magazine, The Netherlands. From the series of 12 illustrations of monthly horoscope page. Paper artist Helen Musselwhite

Paper artist Helen Musselwhite works in her home studio, creating fabulous paper art with an ordinary set of tools. In particular, a table, reference books, lots of discarded scalpel blades and drawers full of paper. The result is impressive. According to Helen, she loves working with paper so much that she can get totally lost in what she is doing. And the time passes for her without noticing. She thinks that paper is a good medium. “As you can make it – as good as your own creativity, and that’s a fantastic challenge”. Her pieces usually start with some quick thumbnail sketch. She enlarges this and works from it. Helen Musselwhite loves to work on large-scale projects for brands and small commissions for private clients.
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Singaporean gemstone painting

Singaporean gemstone painting

Stunning alley. Singaporean gemstone painting

Singaporean gemstone painting
A three-dimensional art, where each gemstone picture is individual hand crafted with semi precious gemstones layered on canvas. Noteworthy, since such paintings are handcrafted, each creation is not the same, and it is unique.
Meanwhile, some city tours in Singapore include a visit to the famous factory of processing semi-precious and precious stones. Among these tours, in particular, Asia Museum shop. In fact, it is an art gallery of hand made of stone paintings. Besides, they are three-dimensional, and absolutely amazing. Alongside with gemstone paintings, they exhibit vases, decorative bouquets, all made of jade, minerals, wood, including sandalwood and many more masterpieces.
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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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Ceramic animals by Giorgio di Palma

Ceramic animals by Giorgio di Palma

“Do not tell anyone … “, 60×50 cm, 2014. Handpainted sculpture by Italian self-taught artist. Ceramic animals by Giorgio di Palma

Ceramic animals by Giorgio di Palma
Handpainted and mounted on pieces of old wood, old boards, dried-doors, sheds and fences, in general, on everything that comes to the skillful hands of a self-taught artist. These funny sculptures of animals with the expressive faces remind us ordinary people. Besides, they are unique, as there is only one of each type. One of the characters is “like my neighbor”, the artist jokes.
Born in 1981 in Grottaglie, Taranto, Giorgio Di Palma is a talented Italian artist. In fact, he hasn’t had any training in art institutes and academies. Giorgio Di Palma graduated from the Faculty of Archaeology and his previous experience was a computer programmer in Budapest. According to the artist, he loves painting, and his dog Lucky, the main inspiration for the artist and a prototype of characters of his imagination.
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