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Category Archive: Painting

Painting cats Maria Emelyanova

Painting cats Maria Emelyanova

Realistic portrait of brown and gray pet cat. Painting cats Maria Emelyanova, Moscow based artist

Painting cats Maria Emelyanova
Born in April 1977 Russian artist Maria Emelyanova lives and works in Moscow. She started drawing at the age of 6, when her parents brought her to the local art school. After graduating from the art school, which she has visited over 9 years, she took up painting professionally. Painting in the genre os realism, her preferred subject of painting is Animals – fish, birds, cats, dogs, lizards, and horses. In 2008, the artist participated in the group exhibition in Manege (Moscow), in the framework of the II Moscow International Art Festival “Traditions and Modernity”. Also in 2008, she had a solo exhibition in the Central House of Entrepreneurs (Moscow). From 2009 to the present her art works decorate various galleries of Moscow.
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Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Judy Garland Rainbow Drops. Inspired by her iconic role in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz and the song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’. Food art by Nathan Wyburn

Food art by Nathan Wyburn
First of all, you won’t find watercolors, pastels or oils in portraits created by 25-year-old Nathan Wyburn. Whether Twiggy crafted out of Twiglets, Michael McIntyre with Marmite, or Rowan Atkinson from baked beans, his celebrity portraits combine the pop-art sensibilities of Andy Warhol with non-traditional materials, creating art which is refreshing and unique. Nathan Wyburn is a Welsh Fine Art graduate who specializes mostly in creating iconic celebrity portraits and ‘Pop culture’ imagery with non-traditional mediums. In particular, food, such as Marmite on Toast, Sauces, Sugar, Chocolate, Beans, Pizza, Sweets, and etc. Besides, he uses other everyday items, such as Newspaper cut outs, Soil, Candles, Toothpaste, Fake tan, Motor Oil, etc.
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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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Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian

A girl with a mask. Painting by Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian

Armenian artist Martiros Manoukian
“I was born an artist. God gives each of us something at birth. A person doesn’t become an artist – he is simply born an artist, and I’ve always believed in myself”. Martiros Manoukian
Born on August 5, 1947 in then the Soviet Union, he began painting at an early age. Accordingly, after secondary school he entered the Yerevan Academy of Art (1967). In addition, Martiros also studied fine art in Moscow and Leningrad academies.
First of all, Martiros represents the rich culture of Armenia, Russia and the USSR. By the way, in the USSR, he flourished not only as a painter, but also as a designer. However, since 1987 the artist lives in Los Angeles, the United States.
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Painting by Maria Pavlova

Cornflowers. Oil on canvas. Painting by Maria Pavlova

Cornflowers. Oil on canvas. Painting by Maria Pavlova

Painting by Maria Pavlova – beautiful still life of bouquets of wild flowers, cats, and birds. According to the artist, she creates paintings which would decorate any wall. St. Petersburg based artist Maria Pavlova graduated from the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Repin of the Academy of Fine Arts. Besides, she has been a member of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg since 2005. Her art credo: “Art should cause only positive emotions”. Maria Pavlova participated in the exhibition “Impressionisme Russe” in the Russian Center in Paris in 2001. Then, followed her numerous solo exhibitions in Paris. In particular, “Festival D’Art Slave”, “La siecle dor”, “VI Festival of Slavic Culture, and “Rencontres de printemps” in 2002-2003, 2013, and 2014. She has been a permanent participant of art exhibitions in her native St. Petersburg (2003 – 2015).
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Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova

Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova. Selena - Mistress of the night sky, the Goddess of the Moon

Selena – Mistress of the night sky, the Goddess of the Moon. Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova

Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova
Having graduated from the famous Fedoskino art school with honors in 1996, Russian artist Svetlana Belovodova became engaged in lacquer miniature painting professionally. By the way, she considers herself a happy person. Indeed, isn’t it just a dream when your passion for art becomes your favorite work for life? Meanwhile, the artist creates stories, embodied in the author’s jewelry and exclusive gifts, such as miniature lacquer caskets and small panels. And while painting portraits, she uses unique technique, in particular, lacquer combined with stones and beading.
Svetlana lives and works in the city of Dmitrov of Moscow region. She is a member of the Artists’ Union of arts and crafts of Russia (2004).
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Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

A girl in a flower wreath. Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

A girl in a flower wreath. Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

Born May 4, 1967 in the city of Lyskovo of Nizhny Novgorod region Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev spent his childhood in the ancient village of Isady on the picturesque banks of the Volga. Vivid memories of childhood about Russian nature, and, in particular, a magnificent view of the Macarius Monastery, reflected in his first drawings. Meanwhile, in the 1970s the family moved to the city of Izmail, Odessa region. There in 1984 Nikolai graduated from the children’s art school and wanted to devote himself to art. But a year later, he was drafted into the army – the Black Sea Fleet. First it was the navy, then a civilian, he wanted to see distant lands, and get a romantic adventure. It seemed not for long, but as many as two decades the profession of a sailor, which he shared with creativity, has become a significant part of his life.
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