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Magnificent Book of Hours of Duc de Berry

Page 60. Magnificent Book of Hours of Duc de Berry

Page 60. Magnificent Book of Hours of Duc de Berry

Magnificent Book of Hours of Duc de Berry
The Limbourg brothers – Herman, Paul, and Johan were French painters, miniaturists, native of Nijmegen, the Northern Netherlands. They became famous thanks to the creation of “The Magnificent Book of Hours of Duc de Berry” (Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry). The Book of Hours is one of the most beautiful books in the history of world culture. The manuscript was launched by Limburg brothers between 1409 to 1416. The text itself, uppercase letters, decorations and gilding, most likely made ​​by other mastrers. The Limbourg brothers did not finish the book. According to some reports, they died in 1416 of the plague. Of 129 miniatures of the manuscript during the life of the Limburg brothers were performed 65.
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Victor Dubrovsky needle felted animals

Victor Dubrovsky needle felted animals - sheep and two lambs lying down

Sheep and two lambs lying down. Victor Dubrovsky needle felted animals

Victor Dubrovsky needle felted animals
Art works created by Russian master Victor Dubrovsky – a gallery of needle felted animals is absolutely stunning. Sad elephants, fat lambs and pigs like heartwarming children’s cartoon characters. And they all have their own character and its own unique charm. Although eyes, mustache and hooves made of other materials, but the final result always looks very natural. Dubrovsky not only uses natural wool, but also man-made materials – beads, wire base, and other handy tools used to decorate the toys and create elements which he can’t create from felted wool. According to Victor Dubrovsky, he works together with his wife Natasha and brother Grisha. The three of them organized a sale of felted toys on Etsy, and their work has always had a great success.
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Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Planetary Ring. Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Planetary Ring. Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose

Jewelry art message by Rebecca Rose. American sculptor and jewelry artist Rebecca Rose creates miniature wearable art – finger rings representing world events or social issues. Rose’s sculptured finger rings called ‘Sculpturings’ are cast in precious metals – gold, silver and bronze. Each ring is displayed in a hand blown glass cloche dome and is elevated by an engraved base and armature to appear as if the ring is floating in mid air. Rose’s definition of the Sculpturing: “an artistic collection of small sculpture on a mobile scale for fingers, with the intent to combine current social issues artistically represented in a physical sculptural form”.
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Plasticine tales by Levon Abramyan

Plasticine tales by Armenian artist Levon Abramyan

Plasticine tales by Armenian artist Levon Abramyan

Plasticine tales by Levon Abramyan. Armenian artist and sculptor Levon Abramyan (Abrahamyan) lives and works in Yerevan. He graduated from the Art College of Terlemezyan majoring in graphic design, and then Yerevan Fine Arts Academy. Levon is a member of the World Union of Puppeteers. His absolutely stunning plasticine puppets are characters of Armenian fairy tales and cartoons. They are positive, kind, and emotional. In a certain kingdom of a fantastic world, motley and bright, live and act fairy-tale characters, created by the artist – storyteller. His illustrations reveal an amazing and happy plasticine world of trees, roots, leaves, Flowers, meadows and happy characters inhabiting this world. Plasticine sculptures by Armenian artist are done very skillfully and with a soul of a happy master himself – Levon Abramyan.
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Shay Aaron Miniature food sculpture

Miniature food sculpture

Miniature food sculpture by Israeli artist Shay Aaron

Shay Aaron Miniature food sculpture. Talented Israeli sculptor-miniaturist Shay Aaron creates mouthwatering models of foodstuffs which look realistic. His delicious looking miniature food sculptures scaled down to a ratio of just 1:12 – smaller than a 1p piece. Each handmade creation has so many details that you might think they are really food except their super mini size. Of course they are not edible, but just a perfect miniature reproduction made from polymer clay Fimo. A bottle of wine, sweets and cakes, lobster and scrambled eggs, fruit and sandwiches made by Tel Aviv-Yafo-based artist Shay Aaron are good both as a sculpture and a piece of jewelry. Food fun jewellery is another art direction of the brilliant artist-miniaturist and jeweler Shay Aaron
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Miniature Wildlife sculpture by Anya Stone

Lupercus - gray wolf

Lupercus – gray wolf. Miniature Wildlife sculpture by Anya Stone

British mixed media artist Anya Stone has 15 years of experience in fine art and design. She makes life-like, detailed miniature sculptures of wildlife out of polymer clay in 1:12 scale and smaller scales. Wood, synthetic fibers or feathers are applied to sculpture to make them look realistic. The sculpture of a gray wolf (in the above picture) is made from polymer clay with different shades of hand blended merino wool applied to the body. The eyes are made of green glass. Height 6cm at the shoulder. Traditionally Lupercus was known as the God of winter and has the ability to transform into a wolf. It is said that his day falls between the 2nd and 15th of February, so he is associated with Valentines day, especially in the times of ancient Rome. Lupercus is sometimes identified with the Roman God Faunus and is a protector of flocks and shepherds who drives away the wolves and dangers of the night.
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Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds made by Indian jeweler Syed Hanif

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds made by Indian jeweler Syed Hanif

Mini-replica of Taj Mahal of precious metals and diamonds. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and symbol of abounding love has become the source of inspiration for jeweler Syed Hanif to create $18.3 million, 3.5 ft high mini-replica of Taj Mahal, featuring 420kgs of precious metals and 8 diamonds. Built by a grieving emperor in memory of his wife, Taj Mahal is famously regarded as the ultimate declaration of love. A team of 35 skilled workmen in Bhopal, India, have already spent more than a year and a half recreating the splendor of the Agra landmark in miniature; from the iconic golden dome to the Arabic calligraphy inscribed on the doors.
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