Chinese Kingfisher art
First of all, this kind of art has more than 2 000 years of history. Chinese craftsmen and artists used the blue kingfisher feathers for creating fine art works – mosaics, jewelry pieces, decorative hairpins, fans, and wall screens. While art collectors all over the world search for such objects of Ch, however, Kingfisher traditional craft remains almost unknown.
Traditionally, Kingfisher art is the perfect combination of metal craft and feathers process, where blue kingfisher feathers carefully embedded to create various jewelry objects.
Category Archive: Applied Art
Chinese Kingfisher art
Stella Jean summer 2015 African collection
The long-awaited Fashion Week has started yesterday in Milan, where the famous Italian designers present collections for next summer 2015. Summer 2015 African collection has become a manifestation of art in fashion. The Italian catwalk presents artful prints and rowdiness fantasy. In particular, today collection just fascinates with colorful prints.
A young and talented Italian designer boldly uses African motifs in her collections. Meanwhile, Stella explains her attraction to Africa by the fact that her mother, who is originally from the Caribbean, rooted in Africa. Accordingly, the culture of the mysterious continent is always present in the work of the designer. Just look at the collections of her colorful prints! Here peas and strips peacefully coexist with bright patterns in the form of fish, fruit, machines and women, harvest, and sport shirts with long feminine skirts.
Embroidered dance by Jose Romussi
Landscape designer by education, Chilean artist Romussi has become known for his embroidered prints and collages. This series of thread art features vintage ballet dancers of the Ballets Russes, who were real stars of the time. In particular, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Alla Shelest, Tamara Karsavina, Olga Spessivtseva, Diana Gould, Susie Presley, and Diana Adams.
Inspired by vintage black & white photographs, Romussi uses them as the base for stitching colorful thread lines to the picture, thus giving the old costumes a new vision. Since 2011 the self-taught visual artist Romussi lives and works in Berlin.
Myriam Dion paper lace curtains
Using such a prosaic material as the front pages of daily newspapers, Canadian paper artist Dion creates fabulous works of art. In particular, with the help of a sharp blade and imagination, she turns newspapers into the magic patterned fabrics. Miriam graduated from the Department of Fine Arts and Design, University of Quebec with MA in Visual and Media Arts in 2014. Working with old editions of the newspapers «Financial Times», «The International Herald Tribune» and «Le Devoir», she carves out intricate paper resembling antique lace patterns. Fastened in the web that can cover an entire wall, the newspapers are similar to samples of complex design textiles.
Christine Kilger lamp art
According to American designer Christine Kilger, she loves the process of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Using her natural creativity, strong artistic talent, and knowledge of antiques, Christine has created an art gallery of nightshades magically combining vintage materials, shimmering beads, and light.
Christine Kilger grew up in California, raised in an artist family, in a home full of antiques, and nostalgic old things. And it was natural for Christine to appreciate Antique arts and crafts of vintage things at a very young age.
Meanwhile, as a teenager Christine discovered lamp art design to be her true calling. As the artist herself says, “There is something about lamps that resonates with me, a strong sense of familiarity.” So, Christine Kilger started collecting vintage textile and making lampshades in 1984.
Paper quilling art by Yulia Brodskaya
The talent of Russian born paper artist Yulia Brodskaya (1983), who now lives in London, is certainly much more in demand abroad than at home. Yulia engaged in several kinds of handmade art, but most of her time she devotes to creating unique three-dimensional paper illustrations. According to Julia, paper always held a special fascination for her. “I’ve tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it”, Brodskaya states. Yulia worked with many large companies, such as: Starbucks, Nokia, Godiva, Target, Sephora, New York Times magazine, and many others (more than 100 projects over the 5 years). Up until 2004 Yulia worked in Moscow, engaged in office design. After she had graduated from the University with the diploma in Graphics and Communication, she left the country.
Japanese paper artist Akira Nagaya was born in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture on March 9, 1967. Fascinated by the “bamboo balance” work of sushi chef in 1988, he started creating his own pictures, cutting them out of thinnest paper. According to the artist, he didn’t get any art education, so he is a self-taught artist. Intricate paper cutting artworks by Nagaya drove attention of mass media. The artist’s works were featured in numerous local and national TV programs and magazines.
His paper masterpieces were called not less than a miracle, and got many awards, prizes at visual art contests, solo art exhibitions. In 2007, at 17th All Japan Art Contest he won Grand Prize at Painting Exhibition “Dragon”. In 2009 he became the winner at the International Art Exhibition for the third time. His works ‘Dragon in the Sky’ got the prize of the Royal Museum Japan. Nagaya had several solo exhibitions in 2011, 2012, 2013 in Tokyo, and New York art galleries.