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Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev

Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev. Creating with Pushkin

Creating with Pushkin. Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev

Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev
Born in 1957 in a small Russian city of Cherepovets, Vladimir began drawing at the age of four. Rumyantsev graduated from art school with specialization “commercial artist”. And later, he also graduated from the State Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after Ilya Repin (1976). Professional graphic artist, Vladimir Rumyantsev is a Member of society of watercolorists of St. Petersburg.
Meanwhile, the main inspiration for the artist – cats. They are so expressive and painted with a sense of humor that can hardly leave anyone indifferent. Besides, cat lovers may recognize their own pets in cats painted by Vladimir Rumyantsev. His cats live in St. Petersburg. They communicate with the angels, walk on the roofs, sing songs, play golf, and enjoy fishing. In general, they lead a normal cat’s life. Charged with love for life and optimism cats communicate with angels and believe that life is good.
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Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel

Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel

The Hunters in the Snow, 1565 oil-on-wood painting by Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder

After Pieter Bruegel the Elder paintings on the theme of winter in the Netherlands came into vogue. However, Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel – not just a genre scene on the background of the rural landscape. This is a portrait of the world. To the present day from the series “Months” (“Seasons”) by Pieter Brueghel survived five paintings. The series continues the popular theme in medieval art cycle of seasons. Initially, in a cycle of paintings by Brueghel, most likely, was six, and “Hunters in the Snow” correspond December and January, that is, the work was conceived as a fifth, penultimate: the year in the Netherlands then counted with Easter.
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Ukrainian artist Alexander Pavlenko

Fern Blossoms. Painting by Ukrainian artist Alexander Pavlenko

Fern Blossoms. Painting by Ukrainian artist Alexander Pavlenko

Ukrainian artist Alexander Pavlenko
Born December 3, 1974 in the city of Izmail, Odessa region, Alexander Pavlenko is a talented fine artist. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art and Pedagogy of Izmail State University in 1998. Between 1990 and 2000, Alexander Pavlenko worked in a private art studio, led by artists Ivan Shishman and Alexander Tylylym. Since 2001, he continued his studies in the studio of the artist Alexei And, Kiev. Pavlenko became the winner of the contest “Young Talents of Ukraine”, which took place in the Palace of Arts “Ukrainian House” in the city of Kiev in 2003. A member of various national and international art exhibitions held in Izmail, Odessa, Kiev, Feodosia, and Koktebel. His artworks are in The National Reserve “Kiev-Pechersk Lavra” gallery “Nave” and in private galleries and collections in Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Austria, France and the United States. Currently, Alexander Pavlenko lives and works in Kiev.
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Renaissance still life code

Frans Snyders, Fruit Stall. Flanders, Between 1618 and 1621. Renaissance still life code

Frans Snyders, Fruit Stall. Flanders, Between 1618 and 1621. The State Hermitage Museum, Russia. Renaissance still life code

Renaissance still life codeFrans Snyders, Fruit Stall. Flanders, between 1618 and 1621. The State Hermitage Museum, Russia.
At the end of the Renaissance in northern Europe still life genre from decorative has become a philosophical statement in paints. XVI-XVIII century – a golden time in the history of European still life. In those years, there were two main schools of art, specializing in images of flowers, fruit and subjects – Flemish and Dutch. Despite the fact that Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands were the neighboring states, their artists had different meanings in the display of “dead nature” (still life in Flanders), or “quiet life” (in the Netherlands).
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Sad Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Bruegel

Sad Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Bruegel

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent. Pieter Bruegel the elder, Oil on wood. 1559. Vienna, Austria. Museum of Fine Arts

Sad Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Bruegel. The custom to hold carnival procession and presentation on Shrove Tuesday has lived up to our days. In medieval Europe, it was one of the most joyful and favorite holidays. In fact, after it began forty days of Lent, during which, according to Christian tradition, it is impossible to arrange any amusements. Sad holiday depicted in the painting by Bruegel. Fires of the Inquisition and the Spanish rule in the Netherlands did not allow reckless fun.
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Wes Whaley Light painting

Wes Whaley Light painting

Waving lights in the dark. Wes Whaley Light painting

Wes Whaley Light painting
American self-taught photographer and artist Whaley is the author of these beautiful art installations. According to him, he uses the fluorescent tubes and other tools to create his light paintings – long exposure, and a paint roller. Whaley – a sales rep for an electrical supply company in Alabama, US – devised the homemade kit himself. He admits that he has been light painting for 1.5 years. “I love light painting the most because it’s all in your imagination, and also if you were to ask anyone to draw or paint a picture it would take days or weeks. I can set up and shoot a photo in about 10 minutes that is sweet!”
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Pure Soul of Russian lubok

Pure Soul of Russian lubok

Mother of God. Pure Soul of Russian lubok

Pure Soul of Russian lubok
Often found in the spiritual literature of XVII-XVIII centuries, the plot of “Pure Soul” goes back to the “Parable of the soul of the righteous”. In the parable of the Immaculate Virgin (on this subject even painted icons) – a symbol of purity and righteousness. “Decorated” with all the virtues,” she stands above the sun and the moon under Her feet.” Dragon, sun, moon, stars, eagle wings behind the back – everything sends the viewer right to Revelation (“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars … And the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place on the face of the serpent, and where she is nourished for a time, times and half a time “(Rev., XII).
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