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Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Chameleon

Chameleon. Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Engraved glass and metal sculpture by Dalibor Nesnidal

Dalibor Nesnidal sculpture, in fact, is wonderful surreal stories told in glass engraving, metal and wood. Czech glass artist, sculptor, painter, illustrator and musician Dalibor Nesnidal is a very versatile and creative person. The gallery of his art works include glass sculptures and wooden objects, pictures, drawings, illustrations, and bookbinding. In the period from 1969 to 1973 he was educated at the Artistic Production in Prague, majoring in artistic blacksmithing. In 1981 he began working with glass in the glass company “Moser”. The same year appeared his first glass works. From 1990 to 2009, the artist worked with Milan Mottl glass works in Karlovy Vary. Dalibor Nesnidal currently lives and works in a small village. Surrounded by nature, he often uses in his work wood, stone and bone. He paints, illustrates books and magazines, and even published his Author’s books – in 2010 – “Four Masters”, and in 2015 “Tales from the region under the regents”. From 1993 to this day Dalibor has participated in numerous personal exhibitions in his home country and abroad.
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Snow Windows by Tom Baker

Snow Windows by Tom Baker

Christmas joy in spray painting on windows. Snow Windows by Tom Baker, English artist

Snow Windows by Tom Baker
English artist Tom Baker creates detailed snowy scenes on window panes using just snow spray and a dry paintbrush. Inspired by winter and Christmas spirit 36-year-old Tom Baker from Berkshire has set up a business called Snow Windows. He has got a lot of requests from locals asking him to decorate the windows of shops and houses with winter scenes. His unusual technique started with the idea when he sprayed an entire window and grabbed a brush to draw a wintry scene in the white spray. Tom creates different layers with the spray and then removes parts to form silhouettes. Most of his images include vintage scenery – village landscapes with cottages, old cars, horses and carts and street lights glowing in the snowy night.
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Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Vase by Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Black Vase by Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle
Born in Nancy, France, in 1846 Emile Galle was a leading initiator of the Art Nouveau style and the modern renaissance of French glass art. Emile Galle has developed a special technique of making decorative vases made of laminated glass, which came to be called by his name – “Galle”. Galle – a unique personality, extremely talented and educated man, who gave his name to a direction in the development of arts and crafts. Emile Galle was both scientist and botanist, chemist, writer, artist and philosopher. In the mid-seventies of the XIX century Emile Galle led the family company of parents, producing mirrors, glass and ceramics. World fame came to Emile Galle for his famous style of unmatched vases. Galle Glass for over one and a half centuries, enjoys extraordinary popularity not only among art connoisseurs, but also lovers of fine interiors and comfort.
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Exquisite Royal Crystal glass Moser

Royal Crystal glass Moser

Red and gold. Royal Crystal glass Moser

Royal Crystal glass Moser
Today, as 150 years ago, produced on its own unique formula, the exact composition of Czech glass Moser remains a strict secret. Exclusively hand-polished and engraved products and deep saturated colors, colored crystal – are the distinguishing features of the Moser brand. However, Glass masters do not just cut glass, but create real masterpieces of high artistic value. Meanwhile, Moser Glass Crystal is the best in the world for its artistic value, standard of quality, luxury and style. The beauty and extraordinary look of Royal Crystal glass Moser from the Czech Republic is undoubted. Indeed, even royal families, such as Queen Elizabeth II and the King of Spain Alfonso XIII appreciate it. In addition, the world-famous actors, in particular, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren and Sylvester Stallone rated it. Besides, the articles of Moser Crystal glass ware, decorated with coats of arms and monograms of presidents and diplomats, always present at the reception of many heads of state.
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Marc Chagall Stained Glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained Glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained Glass windows
Noteworthy, Chagall lived for nearly one hundred years, and 80 of which he had spent creating a fantastic world full of biblical legends, people and things around him. It is a story interspersed with reality, past and present. Chagall charmed all with his beautiful poetic works, soft and fabulous images. Meanwhile, since the late 1950s, Chagall has made a lot of stained-glass windows for Catholic churches, Lutheran churches, synagogues and other public buildings in France, Italy, USA, Israel, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Tree of life ceramic tiles. Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Tree of life. Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles
The work of American artist Natalie Blake (Natalie Blake Studios) is not just tiles, it is a true piece of art, which turns the flat wall into a three-dimensional sculpture. “Old, but a modern form of art” – a definition that Natalie gives. Natalie Blake and her creative team of five craftsmen create beautiful wave-shaped tiles. Each tile bears the individual stamp of the artist and created specifically for the wall composition. The tiles are unique, and no two identical tiles.
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Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Maple leaves. Bottled smoke art by Jim Dingilian. Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle by Jim Dingilian

Smoke inside empty glass bottle can create unusual pictures, of course, by the hands of a talented artist. It is the American artist Jim Dingilian, who tells his black-and-white stories about life in the suburbs, through his miniature bottle art. The author tried to give something magical to unusual paintings of very ordinary suburb. In the haze, which appeared through smoked glass (for the artist uses a candle), simple-minded landscape began to look more mysterious. Dingilian was born in York, PA. In his childhood he had lived for seven years in Waterloo, Belgium, then returned to the United States. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology receiving his MFA in photography in 1996. Dingilian is represented by the McKenzie Fine Art Gallery in New York.
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