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Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Herbs in the snowy field. Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors

Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors
Born in 1959 in Sakata, Abe Toshiyuki is a talented Japanese watercolorist who received his artistic education at the National University. And after graduation he worked as a teacher of drawing and painting for about 20 years. According to Toshiyuki, his long-standing desire to become an artist made him leave teaching in 2008 to concentrate on the dream of his life. Currently Toshiyuki Abe is intensively working as an artist and takes an active part in art exhibitions.
Noteworthy, for his incredible painting the artist has got several prestigious awards. “In my works I focus on the nuances and subtleties of the simple things that surround us”. Traditionally, the Japanese show a deep love and respect for nature, and their painting reflects the poetic description of fragility of nature. And this same idea – largely expressed in Abe Toshiyuki hyperrealistic watercolors.
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The Tale of Tsar Saltan

The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Painting by Valery Arkhipov

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom, three sisters, sitting at the window, were talking what they would do if they were married to Tsar Saltan. The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Painting by Valery Arkhipov

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
In fact, the complete name of a famous Russian fairy tale written by Alexander Pushkin, is long. In particular, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son, the Glorious and Mighty Knight Prince Guidon Saltonovich, and of the Fair Swan-Princess.
Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom, three sisters, sitting at the window, were talking what they would do if they were married to Tsar Saltan. One sister said that she would prepare a great feast for the entire world. The second sister said that she would weave linen for the entire world. The youngest sister said that she would give the tsar “a handsome and strong son”. It so happened that the tsar overheard the conversation, and loved the words of the last maiden. He soon asked her to be his wife. The other sisters were given jobs as a cook and a weaver.
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Chinese artist Sun Jianlin

Painting by Chinese artist Sun Jianlin

A woman in traditional clothing. Painting by Chinese artist Sun Jianlin

Chinese artist Sun Jianlin
Born in 1942, in Changsha (Hunan Province) Sun Jianlin is a talented Chinese arttist. Influenced by Chinese culture since childhood, he started to learn painting at the age of 13. Then, graduated from the Theatrical Art Department of Hunan Academy of Fine Arts. Involved in various forms of painting, he is developing middle-aged and traditional Chinese painting, experimenting with design, folk art, Western art, etc.
Sun Jianlin’s paintings are colorful and have a strong flavor of life. He exhibited his works in China and Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Japan. Besides, several publications and illustrated albums featured his works.
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Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Zvenigorod. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Zvenigorod. Painting by Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky (1859-1911)

Russian landscape painter Konstantin Kryzhitsky

Born in 1859, Konstantin Yakovlevich Kryzhitsky received a general education at the Kiev real school. Then, enrolled in 1877 in the Imperial Academy of Arts and worked there under the guidance of Professor Baron M. Klodt. Graduated academic course in 1884 with the rank of class artist I degree, he received a small gold medal, awarded to him for his painting “The Oaks”. And in 1889 Kryzhitsky got the academic degree.
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French artist predictor Albert Robida

Telephonoscope in 2000. 1883 illustration by French artist predictor Albert Robida

Telephonoscope in 2000. 1883 illustration by French artist predictor Albert Robida

French artist predictor Albert Robida

According to writer Solzhenitsyn, through art we sometimes briefly receive such revelations, which rational thinking can’t develop”. And Albert Robida, Frenchman, a science fiction writer and a brilliant artist proved this. His creative insights strike today.
Born in southern France 14 May 1848, he began drawing at a young age. Later, he drew cartoons and illustrations for various journals. Besides, Robida was a great traveler, who visited all parts of the country and went abroad. In 1883 in Paris, was published his book “The Twentieth Century”, and a few years later appeared “Electrical life.” In these books, he looked into the future and made startling predictions, describing “technical wonders” of the coming century.
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Tetiana Korobeinyk ribbon painting

Ribbon painting by Ukrainian self-taught artist of applied art Tetiana Korobeinyk ribbon painting

Embroidery on Julia Vorontsova’s prints. Tetiana Korobeinyk ribbon painting

Tetiana Korobeinyk ribbon painting
Born February 1, 1961 in Kiev, Tetiana Korobeinyk is a talented Ukrainian self-taught artist of applied art. She is currently living in Puglia, Foggia, Italy. According to the artist, her main passion is embroidering with ribbons, or ribbon painting. Meanwhile, she has achieved a high level of skill in it. Besides, Tetiana Korobeinyk is very interested in everything connected with this technique, and likes mixing technologies. A recognized master embroiderer, Tetiana Korobeinyk has more than 10 years of experience in this field of art.
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Russian artist Evgeny Shishkin

'Dreams of a big butterfly' 1998, Painting by Russian artist Evgeny Shishkin

‘Dreams of a big butterfly’ 1998, Painting by Russian artist Evgeny Shishkin

Russian artist Evgeny Shishkin
Born in the city of Ivanovo, Evgeny Shishkin graduated from the design department of the School of Art of the Ivanovo Textile Academy. Meanwhile, his main activities include textile design, painting, computer graphics and video art. Shishkin has been a permanent participant of art exhibitions since 1998 in Russia and abroad.
According to Evgeny Shishkin, he showed interest in art in early childhood, working with clay, pencils and paints. Later his childlike sense of a conscious has developed into real art filled with subjective impressions of events, dreams, memories, without which life seems incomplete. The artists believes – in the life are important fresh impressions, emotional balance, kindness and sincerity.
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