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Category Archive: Colors

Min Klementiev stone painting

Min Klementiev stone painting

Red landscape. Min Klementiev stone painting

Min Klementiev stone painting
By cutting and polishing variegated stones, such as jasper, marble, porphyry, and layered chalcedony or agate, master stone-cutters reveal the amazing world inhabited by real and fantastic images of bizarre lines and spots. Lilac winter morning and red autumn sunset, blue silhouettes of snow-capped mountains and olive expanses of the steppes. Russian artist Min Klementiev from an early age loved the beauty of a polished stone. Original compositions, images, stories were constantly before his eyes. Gradually, the idea to create a painting of the stone from the beginning to the end by himself captivated him.
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Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Blue and yellow. Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

Color and Geometry by Franco Fontana

First of all, Italian photographer Franco Fontana invented “photographic line”, more common known under the name of “the concept of lines.” Accordingly, since 70s of XX century, his work, thanks to its unique and recognizable style, has become a benchmark in the field of color photography. And what makes it stand out among hundreds of works of his colleagues – an incredible sense of composition, true geometric construction of the frame, and magical selection of colors.
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Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries
Whatever the Most Popular Color in Different Countries is, one color is determined as the most favorite in all countries – BLUE. According to the international survey of service YouGov, which took place June 15, 2015, Blue is most popular in the 10 countries of the world, on four continents. Most amateurs of blue live in the United Kingdom (33%), less – in Indonesia (23%). In addition, each of the respondents puts the blue on 8-18 points more than any other color. Interestingly, the blue has become the winner even in countries such as China, where red, yellow and green are the colors of prosperity and good luck. In fact, in the Chinese language only recently have appeared different words for blue and green.
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Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Ancient city you never saw before. Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Istanbul colors by Yener Torun
Historically known as Constantinople, overpopulated and ancient city of Istanbul, suddenly appears a modern city with colorful architecture. The city, you probably never saw. And this became possible thanks to the talented photographer, but first and foremost, architect Yener Torun. He has lived in this city for 14 years. And now, spends his time wandering around the city and capturing colorful buildings. Then, he shares his work on his Instagram page, where he has over 300 posts and 51,000 followers. In fact, Istanbul is the ultimate city of contrasts, with the new minimalistic buildings that add a splash of color to it. 32-year-old photographer Yener Torun aims to show a clean minimalistic view of the city, as it contrasts with the ornate, Ottoman architecture. “Istanbul is mystical and historic but it is also a modern city and I believe increasing the variety of aspects provides a better understanding of the city. I decided to look for something different and started searching less ornate, simpler, modern lines of the city”, says Yener Torun.
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Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Beautiful sand carpet. Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras – Carpets made for Holy Week Semana Santa in Antigua. These beautiful carpets made of sand and sawdust, decorate the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Traditionally, the creation of these carpets (Alfombras) begins on the last Sunday before Easter, when the street artists cover the old Guatemala city with a layer of sand. Just the time to create nice patterns on a plane sandy base. The themes of these paintings are various – from Mayan tradition to Christian religion and nature. For the work craftsmen use carefully-carved wooden stencils. Meanwhile, some of these stencils are passed on from generation to generation, though the new ones are added every year. However, the design of the alfombras is always unique.
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Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Beautiful Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga

Still life with Poppies by Natalie Panga
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion. Oscar Wilde
Natalie Panga is a talented self-taught photographer from the city of Rivna, Ukraine. Doctor therapist by education and profession, she appreciates and understands the value of life, capturing its beautiful moments. The wonderful artist as if transmits her beautiful inner world into photography. The main subject of her inspirational work – classic still life. Among variety of photo albums I offer to look at the series ‘Still life with Poppies’.
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Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Beautiful floral fantasy. Painting on glass Ulla Darni

Painting on glass Ulla Darni
The colorful world of glass artist from Denmark – hand-painted lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, and other unique installations. They are stunning, unique and highly collectable. According to Ulla Darni, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. And immediately after graduating she established herself as a talented designer and painter on porcelain.
Ulla Darni successfully exhibited her works at the Museum of Bronx, Lever House Gallery, the Empire State Plaza, and in various galleries throughout the world. Meanwhile, for her truly magnificent, one-of-a-kind technique “Ulla” she is called “Tiffany of the light”.
Noteworthy, beautiful and talented person Ulla Darni experienced a career on stage and screen. In particular, she worked as an actress for seven years playing roles in films, including the international award-winning film, The Duel. In 1967, Ulla moved to New York City, where she and her husband and business partner, glass sculptor Lawry Swidler, live and work now.
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