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Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series 'Impossible is nothing'. Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series ‘Impossible is nothing’. Work by Photo artist Veronica Babenko

Photo artist Veronica Babenko
Young, beautiful and very promising artist Veronica Babenko lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has created a photo gallery of stunning in composition and subject matter works. Veronica’s creative fantasy shows the sweet expectation of a holiday, and this series of pictures is called “Impossible is nothing”. Gentle in the composition and color photos seem transparent and extremely warm, despite the winter fantasy and mood in the photos. Let Veronica have a successful future as a photographer and artist, and let the New Year bring her many new ideas and all dreams of a talented photo artist from Kazakhstan come true.
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Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov

Tragedy. Hyperrealistic painting by Pyotr Kozlov

Tragedy. Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov, Russian artist

Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov
These photorealistic pictures of apples, nuts and landscapes are, in fact, oil paintings by a talented Russian artist Pyotr Anatolievich Kozlov.
Born in the Siberian city of Omsk in 1967, Pyotr Kozlov is a member of the Union of artists of Russia. He graduated from the Omsk and Yaroslavl Art Schools. However, currently he is living and working in Moscow. Oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov have been exhibited in the art galleries of Russia. His style of painting is realism and hyperrealism. But the prevailing genre in his painting – still life. Peter Kozlov tries to make objects alive and, undoubtedly, he does his best in it.
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Famous paintings food art

Famous paintings food art. Food Reproduction of Rene Magritte 'The Son of Man', 1964

Creative Reproduction of Rene Magritte ‘The Son of Man’, 1964. Famous paintings food art

Famous paintings food art

Russian photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina recreates famous paintings of world art. However, instead of paints she uses edible materials: vegetables, fruits, meat and other products. Tatiana Shkondina successfully combines the natural texture and color of vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and other natural materials. Among her food reproductions can be found paintings by Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Piet Mondrian.
By profession Tatiana is a radio engineer, however, she never worked by the specialty. According to her, she started photographing by accident, on vacation, when she took the camera with her. For several years, Tatiana worked with such companies as «Campbell’s», «Bounduelle» and «Jacobs». Tatiana herself notes that feature food photography requires a lot of patience, because the products can not stay the same as they were put in the composition some time ago.
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Traditional African doors art

African doors art. Security doors in granaries, Dogon people of Mali

Security doors in granaries, Dogon people of Mali. African doors art

African doors art

Generally, carving skill spread among all the peoples of Tropical Africa. In addition to well-known and well recognizable sculptures, ethnographers and collectors study doors art that represent much. For example, the ritual, protective, aesthetic and social status. Besides, door art has a historical, narrative, and even instructive function.
Meanwhile, almost all African peoples used images of animals on the carved doors. Animal credited special qualities or traits, and even considered as one of the ancestors of people.
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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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Book illustrator Alexey Reypolsky

Illustration for the book 'Tom Thumb'. Book illustrator Alexey Reypolsky

‘Tom Thumb’. Book illustrator Alexey Reypolsky

Book illustrator Alexey Reypolsky
Born on January 14, 1945 in Leningrad, the USSR, Alexey Reypolsky is a talented graphic artist and illustrator.
In 1956 he entered the Art School at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Repin, and in 1963 – the graphic faculty of the Institute. Alexey Reypolsky worked in the studio of book graphics under the direction of Professor MA Taranov. In 1969 he graduated from the Institute. Thesis – a series of linocuts for the novel of FM Dostoevsky’s “The Gambler”, was awarded the highest evaluation. The work was later acquired by the museum-apartment of Dostoevsky in St. Petersburg.
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BL67 Famous cats

Catarina. Edgar Allan Poe's cat. Ballpoint on paper. BL67 Famous cats

Catarina. Edgar Allan Poe’s cat. Ballpoint on paper. BL67 Famous cats

BL67 Famous cats – a series of ballpoint drawings which belong to a self-taught French artist. The artist known as BL67 lives and works in Paris. According to him, his inspiration comes from pop-art, comic strips, science fiction, religion and nature. Meanwhile, he transposes Magrittes surrealist poetry, Miro’s simplicity, and Glen Baxter absurd sketches. In addition, Boris Vian’s sonnets and writer Eric Chevillard’s “well-thought reflections” on canvas. Besides, the artist says that he is “in love with drawing and ideas”. Also, he admits to liking to look for simple and quirky ideas. Particularly, he is very proud of his series called “Prices”, price tags glued on canvases. Thus, the way he set their price is an example of his humor. For example, the canvas calles “259 euros” composed of 259 tags for 1 euro, cost 259 euro. “Therefore”, comments the artist, “if the work becomes more valuable someday, the gain will be easy to calculate”.
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