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Decorative wood art by Anatoly Obelets

WINDOW (first snow). Decorative art by Ukrainian artist Anatoly Obelets

WINDOW (first snow). Decorative art by Ukrainian artist Anatoly Obelets

Decorative wood art by Anatoly Obelets. WINDOW (first snow). The work is done in the technique of marquetry, material – a monolith pine. Ukrainian artist Anatoly Obelets was born in May 1960, in the German Leipzig (his father was a military). Among Anatoly’s many serious hobbies are military history, the search operation in the wake of World War II hostilities, regional studies, journalism, but passion for wood carving was favorite. Technique – slotted bulk mosaic. Preference is given to not not quite traditional classical wood carving – pine and larch.
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Brass door handles Starry Night by David Goldberg

Starry Night by David Goldberg

Brass door handles “Starry Night” made by American craftsman David Goldberg

Starry Night by David Goldberg, the owner of a hardware store in Bethesda, Maryland, just proves that a creative person can make art of anything. David Goldberg created a copy of the famous painting “Starry Night” from brass door handles. “Starry Night” – is one of the most famous and quoted picture in the world. David Goldberg is the owner of the shop that sells and repairs doors. Several decades, he kept the old brass handles, without knowing why. But recently, he came up with the idea of ​​using them to draw a picture “Starry Night.” David decided to solve the problem of utilization of door accessories creatively. From a distance impossible to determine what material David Goldberg used for a copy of the famous painting.
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Sushi art by Takayo Kiyota

Sushi art by Takayo Kiyota

A couple. Sushi art by Japanese food artist Takayo Kiyota

Sushi art by Takayo Kiyota
Tokyo based food artist Takayo Kiyota traditionally uses Makizushi rolled sushi for her art. Rolls coming out of the hands of Kiyota – real art objects, not just sushi. Externally huge cylindrical roll wrapped in seaweed, and doesn’t differ from traditional sushi, except for the size. However, with the first slice the illusion of usual sushi disappears – the customer sees a stunning food painting. The themes of edible pictures vary from classical paintings, such as iconic “Scream” by Edvard Munch to modern life stories and characters.
Takayo herself or Tama-chan, says that creating such rolls is easy. The main difficulty lies in the transfer of facial expressions of heroes of snacks. The fact that under the influence of a knife pattern may change and should be treated with great care when cutting rolls, not to spoil the picture.
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Wool painting by Lyubov Khitkova

The pull of the Earth. Wool painting by Lyubov Khitkova

The pull of the Earth. Wool painting by Russian artist Lyubov Khitkova

Wool painting by Lyubov Khitkova. Talented Russian artist of applied art Lyubov Khitkova was born in the old city of Rybinsk. She graduated from Graphic Department of the Vladimir State Pedagogical Institute. Lyubov Khitkova worked with tapestry, batik, Vladimir sewing. In the gallery of Lyubov’s art works are also paintings, illustrations, watercolors. After the Institute she taught fine art and sketching. Since 2005 she has worked and exhibited in the artist’s technique of wool paintings, mosaic of wool, she calls it “fredpoint”. Lyubov Khitkova’s artworks are in private collections in Russia, Europe, Middle East, and Australia.
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Vabosko Paper art by Samara craftsmen

Vabosko Paper art by Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova

Lady in hat. Vabosko Paper art by Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova

Vabosko Paper art by Samara craftsmen
Torsion-papier means the items of twisted paper. This kind of applied art originated fifteen years ago. Its authors – residents of Samara Valery Skornyakov and Svetlana Mikhailova. Vabosko is a technique of paper processing to produce all kinds of torsion boxes, souvenirs, baskets, frames, vases, panels and accessories – bags, belts, bracelets, chains, frames, pendants, etc. The technique requires such qualities as perseverance, patience, attention, concentration and accuracy.
If a craftsman has a fantasy, then the product will be extraordinary and even exclusive. Thus, a gift made ​​in the technique of Vabosko, reflects the personality of the author, a unique and unrepeatable thing. At the moment each of the authors of this technology has his own style and own school. Valery Skornyakov has his direction, which he calls “VABOSKO papier” and Svetlana still remained true to the name “torsion-Papier”.
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Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

'Wanderer' 200x140 cm, 2013. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin

‘Wanderer’ 200×140 cm, 2013. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin, Russian artist of applied art

Tapestry by Andrey Madekin
For nearly 30 years Russian artist of applied art Andrey Madekin has woven about forty large tapestries (three square meters) and approximately the same number of small, within one square meter. The main topic for him is Biblical and ancient mythology. Tapestry by Andrey Madekin is inspired by the works of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, the Byzantine iconographic canon. Also by works of masters of the twentieth century – Cubists and meta physicians of early twentieth century – Picasso, Braque, Chirico.
Born in 1963 in Moscow, Andrey Madekin grew up in a family of textile workers. His great-grandfather – Pavel Nikanorovich Derbenyov before the 1917 revolution was a major textile entrepreneur, from 1894 to 1905 was mayor of Ivanovo-Voznesensk, now the city of Ivanovo. Madekin graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts of the Moscow Institute of Technology (MGUS) in 1985. He became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia in 1990. In 2003 worked as a chief artist of the Russian units in the American company “Carpets Design Company”.
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Textiles art by Sophie Standing

Black-Rhino. Textile embroidery by British fine artist Sophie Standing

Black-Rhino. Textile embroidery by British fine artist Sophie Standing

Textile art by Sophie Standing is complex collages of cloth. British fine artist Sophie Standing was born and raised in England, in the county of Hampshire. In 2003 she moved to South Africa and now lives in Kenya. Variety of African flora and fauna, and passion for fabrics and textiles motivated her to create a stunning gallery of animals and landscapes, embroidered in a unique technique. Sophie Standing studied wood, metal, ceramics and textiles art at Liverpool Hope University. Sophie has worked with different mediums, including ceramics, stained glass windows, weaving, dress making and finally – textile art. The works of fine artist Sophie Standing can be found at art exhibitions and private collections in Kenya, South Africa, UK and Germany.
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