Nikolai Svyatitsky Photomosaic portraits
Maya Plisetskaya – a brilliant dancer, the whole epoch of the Soviet ballet. Photo mosaic Portrait assembled from 312 photos (1800 items) of the ballerina, her husband – composer Rodion Shchedrin, her partners – Nikolai Fadeyechev and Maris Liepa, her family and fans.
Moscow based artist Nikolai Svyatitsky – works in the technique of Photomosaic. He creates mosaic portraits of famous people, as well as ordinary people, working on commission. Nikolai doesn’t use Photoshop, and his art is not a computer-created type of montage (it would be too simple and uninteresting). He builds a mosaic of elements as a puzzle, that has been divided into tiled sections, each of which is replaced with another photograph that matches the target photo.
Nikolai Svyatitsky Photomosaic
For creating his mosaic portraits the artist uses different kinds of photos – from neutral (Christmas-New Year, emoticons, road signs, cars, people-crime weapon, politics-the-art, flowers, landscapes, birds, animals) to personal photos from different periods of life, including photos of family and friends, favorite pets, logos and icons of educational institutions, cities, emblems of sports associations, etc. For a personal mosaic, a customer should give no less than 100 pictures, and personal information describing the character traits, interests of a man, and even his zodiac sign. The result is stunning.
There are still doubts whether Photomosaic is an art or mere technique of photo assemblage.
Alexander Vertinsky. Photomosaic ‘Genius of sadness’. Collected of 109 photos (1800 items). The mosaic includes his personal photos, photos of his wife Lydia and daughters Marianne and Anastasia, scenic images, posters, vinyl records and envelopes.
Photomosaic ‘Eternal Beauty’. Nefertiti and Audrey Hepburn are very similar. Their images – the standard of female beauty, inspiring mankind for decades and millennia. Refinement, elegance, taste, grace – a list of enthusiastic epithets is endless! 312 photos, 2276 elements.
Photomosaic ‘Hockey player Ovechkin’. NHL superstar, outstanding Russian hockey player. Famous not only for his “brand” smile, and exceptional performance, courage and strength. Mom’s pride and the pride of our country. Collected of 256 photos (2000 items). The mosaic includes his personal photos, photos of his parents, girlfriends, emblems of hockey clubs.
Photomosaic ‘Sparrow of Paris’. Brilliant French singer Edith Piaf is made up of 541 photos (2400 items). The work includes a photo of Edith Piaf, her men with her, movie pictures.