Italian Illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso
Twin sisters born in a small town of Udine, Italy, Anna and Elena Balbusso’s interest in art started at an early age. According to them, they remember themselves drawing at the age of three. Having finished art school and high school in their home town, the sisters entered the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In the 1990s, they became members ofy the Italian Illustrators Association. Since 1998 they have been working as a team doing freelance illustration with the unique signature ANNA+ELENA=BALBUSSO.
The artwork of freelance illustrators Anna and Elena appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and exhibited in numerous art exhibitions and galleries in Italy, France, U.S., UK, Canada, and the Republic of Korea.
Category Archive: Painting
Italian Illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.