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Category Archive: Applied Art

Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Unique work by Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine
Another masterpiece from the copper master Dmitry Tikhonenko – Steampunk coffee machine. Metal artist Dmitry Tikhonenko continues to delight viewers with his new works.
In fact, Dmitry completely transformed the home technology with his hands. In particular, refrigerator, microwave, stove, TV set, mobile phone, and speakers. Meanwhile, the next project of Wizard, working with copper, has become the coffee machine. According to the artist, on the creation of this machine, he has spent two months. Also, he thinks that it is his best work. So do I.
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Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Metal junk sculpture by Andrey K is only a part of a large art collection created by him. Amazingly talented and creative artist Andrey K (b. 1972) lives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the far East of Russia. He works as an electrician of communications. However, the soul of an artist finds a way out after work in his spare time. Meanwhile, Andrew K. is talented in everything he does – photography, sculpture, mosaic, and decorative work. Endowed by god artist sees inspiration in everything. And what happiness it is, when a person has a non-standard view of the world. Undoubtedly, the gallery of his work is worthy of an art exhibition of high level, but Andrew does not even have a website to show his work to the world.
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Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Adorable kittens. Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak
Kharkov based artist Elena Fedoryak – the master reviving wool. She creates toys that can win the hearts of viewers. Realistic felted animals by Elena Fedoryak surprise with the naturalness and high skill of execution. According to Elena, for some reason, she can not perceive them as mere toys. She even believes that they are born, and she only helped them a little. Meanwhile, about felting Elena learned five years ago, quite accidentally, as she says, stumbled on the Internet. Seeing the images of felted toys, she realized that she was “hooked”.
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Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

A cute mouse. Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Russian self-taught artist Micheyeva lives in St. Petersburg. She is a dentist by education and profession. Felting miniature toys is just her hobby. Her talented works are expressive and touching. Adorable felted toys by Nadezhda leave no one indifferent. According to Nadezhda, it all started in a childhood, when she drew a lot, and constantly invented something. So, her mom took her to the art studio, but to painting she preferred molding plaster figures. In particular, she enjoyed making some primitive dolls, small animals and sewing clothes for them.
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Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova (Asunta)

Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Russian artist of applied art Natalia Linkova (Asunta) shows both – her artistic skills and good knowledge of ornithology. Natalia Linkova lives in the southern city of Feodosia, in Crimea. According to her, she has been creative since childhood. As the artist writes on her website “I have always remembered myself with materials for creative work in my hands – scraps, beads, paint, canvas, thread, and so on. And I am happy that now there are even more possibilities, materials and knowledge, and there is no limit for perfection! There is something to strive for, there is so much to learn! I love what I do! And I only do what I love!”.
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Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Four decorative plates – examples of Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling

Traditional Norwegian painting Rosemaling is an amazing art of painting on wood. Accurate translation into English – rosepainting, quite common on the Internet translation of “drawing with a rose” the word indicates a process. This ancient art emerged in the 18th century, gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century, and is still very popular in Norway and abroad. As Norway always features a variety of dialects and variability of the same style, each locality had its own rosemaling. The best known were “rose painting” from Telemark and Hallingdal.
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Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Underwater kingdom ruled by Jewel-like creatures, from Scorpions and beatles to Seahorses. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Beatle and Scorpio. Angelo Filomeno embroidery

Angelo Filomeno embroidery
Currently exhibited in The House of Magic Affection (December 18, 2014 – January 31, 2015) embroidered paintings by Filomeno are truly masterpieces.
Born in 1963 in Ostuni, Italy, he made a successful career in the world of fashion and costume design. According to Filomeno, he has always wanted to be an artist. So, he decided to pursue a career as an artist in 1993. “Suddenly, my mind and my hands together will create beauty.” And so it happened.
In fact, Maestro works with different materials, from Shandong silk, chromium glass and feathers, to stainless steel. His art features the style, taste, and aesthetic elegance of his designs. In particular, in the series “Underwater kingdom” he embroidered dazzling figures of the underwater world.
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