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Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

A painting featuring downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

A painting featuring downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

Hyper realistic painting by Rick Pas

First of all, American artist Rick Pas works in the direction of Contemporary Realism. A passionate artist, experiencing all the highs and lows he considers creating to be an addiction. Meanwhile, Rick Pas is interested in the surface textures of nature and creates paintings that portray every insect, or a bird in detail. Undoubtedly, this hyper realistic effect that makes viewers run a hand over the feathers and moss, or grasp an object in the painting. Noteworthy, the subjects of his paintings – human interaction with nature. And he often finds inspiration for paintings in remote wilderness of the world, local parking lots, as well as his own backyard.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rick Pas graduated from Eastern Michigan University. In addition to numerous exhibitions throughout the USA and internationally, art works by Rick Pas were featured in numerous art magazines, from “Wildlife Artist of the Year” in Michigan Out of Doors, December 1982 (article & cover illustrator) to “Abuzz About Bugs,” and The Artist’s Magazine, July/August, 2015.
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Miniature painting on butterfly wings

Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. Madonna Miniature painting on butterfly wings. Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos

Inspired by iconic paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci “Lady with an Ermine” and “Mona Lisa”. Miniature painting on butterfly wings by Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos

Miniature painting on butterfly wings
Interestingly, Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos uses real butterfly wings as canvas for his miniature paintings, which are mostly reproductions of paintings of Renaissance masters. Noteworthy, Cristiam Ramos is a multimedia internationally recognized innovative artist. His truly unique works decorate different museums in the United States, Britain, Japan and other countries in the world. Meanwhile, in the art gallery of Cristiam Ramos – real spider web paintings, nail polish paintings, candy-used artworks, and amazing miniature paintings on the wings of butterflies. In addition to fifteen awards, the artist’s creations entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Besides, the sculpture of a motorcycle made of candies was certified by the Ripley’s “Believe it or not” international firm.
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Paul Gauguin flowers

Paul Gauguin flowers. Vase with Peonies, 1884

Vase with Peonies, 1884. Paul Gauguin flowers

Paul Gauguin flowers
French painter, sculptor, ceramist, and graphic artist Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – 1903), along with Cezanne and Van Gogh, was the largest representative of post-impressionism. In the early 1870s he began to paint as an amateur. And this early period of creativity is associated with impressionism. Since 1883, he became a professional artist. Unfortunately, Gauguin’s art works were not in demand during his lifetime, the artist was poor. However, fame came to the artist after his death, in 1906, when 227 of his works were exhibited in Paris.
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Book Illustrator Gennady Spirin

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver’s Travels. Book Illustrator Gennady Spirin

Born in 1948, in Orekhovo-Zuevo, Russian Book Illustrator Gennady Spirin studied at the Academy of Arts, and then at Stroganov University in Moscow. Noteworthy, over the years he has developed his own unique style, combining the Russian artistic technique with the traditions of the Renaissance. Undoubtedly, Spirin is one of the best illustrators recognized in the world. His watercolor illustrations for children’s books have received numerous awards for his vision of fantastic worlds. Most of his works are in the public, private and corporate collections, including the Museum of fine arts in Milan (Italy), and the library at Princeton University (United States). Currently, Gennady Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons. Friends say: “his idols – two medieval Russian genius icon-painters, Andrei Rublev and Dutchman Pieter Bruegel“.
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Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Mimosa, Oil on canvas, 2011

Mimosa, Oil on canvas, 2011. Painting by Russian artist Oleg Burdastov

Born in 1965 in St. Petersburg Russian artist Oleg Burdastov (Oleg Burda), received technical education, though has always been interested in painting. As a child he attended local art school. However, at school, in the army, or in the institute, he always found something to draw – from the wall newspapers to combat leaflets. Noteworthy, Oleg Burdastov began painting seriously at the age of 39. First, he gave up a prestigious job. Second, he opened the first art studio in 2005. In addition, he met with professional artists of St. Petersburg, who helped him with the advice. Meanwhile, critics forced him to look for new directions in art. Finally, Burdastov sold everything he could, and bought the land in the village of Leningrad region. There, he began to build the house – studio, hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle, just to be closer to nature. And only occasionally he comes to the city to participate in art exhibitions.
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Mimosa in art

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand

She was carrying repulsive, alarming yellow flowers in her hand. Mimosa in art. Painting by unknown artist

‘And I was struck not so much by her beauty as by an extraordinary loneliness in her eyes, such as no one had ever seen before! Obeying this yellow sign, I also turned down the lane and followed her. We walked along the crooked, boring lane silently, I on one side, she on the other. And, imagine, there was not a soul in the lane. I was suffering, because it seemed to me that it was necessary to speak to her, and I worried that I wouldn’t utter a single word, and she would leave, and I’d never see her again. And, imagine, suddenly she began to speak:
‘ “Do you like my flowers?” (Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita)
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Landscape Painter Joe Francis Dowden

Bosham - December 2007. Landscape Painter Joe Francis Dowden

Bosham – December 2007. Landscape Painter Joe Francis Dowden

English Landscape Painter Joe Francis Dowden paints hyper-realistic watercolors. And he believes that it is the power of everyone. The secret of skill of the artist is simple: he has thrown out textbooks on watercolor for long, and began to walk in the forest, noticing and watching every detail of the future landscape. Joe Francis Dowden has exhibited his Landscape and Seascape watercolors mostly in Great Britain – the Sunday Times Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, Laing Art Exhibition, Chichester Open, Barings ING – Platform 100, World of Drawings and Watercolors, British Modern Masters, Royal Society of Marine Artists.
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