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Category Archive: Painting

Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina

Pencil portrait, drawn on a photo. It took the artist 3 days to draw it

Portrait on a photo. Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina

Pencil drawing by Ekaterina Putyatina
The talented young artist from the Ukrainian city of Berdyansk (Zaporozhie region) Ekaterina Putyatina (born 5 February, 1991) draws beautiful realistic portraits, and still lifes with ordinary colored pencils. Ekaterina – a freelance artist and works on commission, that is, she gets orders in her group on social site vkontakte. Besides, she enjoys a lot of enthusiastic comments from her admirers, which she receives every time they see a new art work. Indeed, there is hardly anyone who would not like her realistic pencil portraits beautifully drawn by Ekaterina. According to the artist, some of her drawings take several hours, but some drawings can take several days.
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Haunted paintings by Stephen Mackey

Haunted paintings by Stephen Mackey

A bride with a skeleton. Haunted paintings by Stephen Mackey

Haunted paintings by Stephen Mackey
British fine artist Stephen Mackey lives and works in Manchester, England. His exquisite paintings and drawings, filled with symbolic magic, mist, whimsical look extra creepy. The kids living in the world of haunted objects, ghosts, cats, and bats, seem to be something extra creepy, reminding us about haunted paintings. The bohemian self-taught artist is incredibly talented, able to tell the whole story with just one painting. Stephen is an internationally recognized artist, working with Lip International since 1989 and collaborating with such companies as Ikea and Habitat. He was published by Paperchase in the UK and for the Terrance Higgins Trust. His work was sold to Harrods, Selfridges and other exclusive stores, including American companies Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Urban Outfitters, Borders and the Nature Company. Stephen’s cards calendars, notebooks, prints, were sold in 50 countries worldwide.
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Snow Windows by Tom Baker

Snow Windows by Tom Baker

Christmas joy in spray painting on windows. Snow Windows by Tom Baker, English artist

Snow Windows by Tom Baker
English artist Tom Baker creates detailed snowy scenes on window panes using just snow spray and a dry paintbrush. Inspired by winter and Christmas spirit 36-year-old Tom Baker from Berkshire has set up a business called Snow Windows. He has got a lot of requests from locals asking him to decorate the windows of shops and houses with winter scenes. His unusual technique started with the idea when he sprayed an entire window and grabbed a brush to draw a wintry scene in the white spray. Tom creates different layers with the spray and then removes parts to form silhouettes. Most of his images include vintage scenery – village landscapes with cottages, old cars, horses and carts and street lights glowing in the snowy night.
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Pierrot and Harlequin eternal conflict

Pierrot and Harlequin eternal conflict

Mardi Gras. Pierrot and Harlequin eternal conflict. 1888-1890 Painting by Paul Cezanne

Pierrot and Harlequin eternal conflict

Pierrot et Arlequin, or “Mardi Gras” – the picture painted in 1888-1890 by French artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). It belongs to the State Museum of Fine Arts Pushkin in Moscow, located in the gallery of art of Europe and America, XIX-XX centuries. The constant conflict between two temperaments – Piero (Italian version – Pedrolino) and Harlequin, traditional characters of Italian commedia dell’arte. As for models, for Cezanne posed his son Paul and his friend Louis Guillaume. Cezanne paints arrogance and cynicism of a quirky and cheerful Harlequin and insincerity of shy and secretive Piero. It seems that dreamy Pierrot is thinking about something else, but if you look closely, you can see how he secretly wants to push Harlequin.
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Mysterious Edvard Munch

Mysterious Edvard Munch. Portrait of Edvard Munch (1863-1944) c. 1889. National Library of Norway

Portrait, c. 1889. National Library of Norway. Mysterious Edvard Munch(1863-1944)

Mysterious Edvard Munch
Handsome men often have peculiar traits of femininity, and some weakness. Indeed, Edvard Munch was handsome. He could not boast of good health. And yet didn’t give the impression of a weak man. He was surprisingly energetic, beautiful head. Seeing him, passersby turned around even when his name was not yet known. Anyone who saw Mysterious Edvard Munch, would never forget him. His blond, wavy hair, a high forehead, and bulging gray-blue eyes. The nose and mouth had good shape, even the thin lower lip did not spoil his fineness. Strong chin seemed even stronger, as Munch always carried his head high.
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Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov

Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov. Red Shirt

A Shirt. Oil on canvas, 2013. Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov

Red painting by Mikhail Kaban-Petrov acts as a symbolic message to the world, alarming and anxious. Russian artist Mikhail Kaban-Petrov was born in 1969, in a small Siberian town of Reshety of Novosibirsk region. Mikhail graduated from Art school in Novoaltaisk, and then – Moscow Academy of Fine Arts. He is a Member of the Professional Artists Union of Russia. Mikhail Kaban-Petrov is a participant of numerous domestic and international exhibitions. His works are in the collections around the world. According to the artist, he feels complete happiness in the fullest sense, only when he is in his studio. “I am more concerned about “I – tomorrow”, than “I am today”, or I am yesterday” – states the artist.
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Russian artist Elena Schumacher

Wet Snow. Acrylic on canvas. Painting by Russian artist Elena Schumacher

Wet Snow. Acrylic on canvas. Painting by Russian artist Elena Schumacher. 2015

Russian artist Elena Schumacher was born in 1969 in the city of Novomoskovsk, Tula region. In 1993, she graduated from Smolensk Pedagogical Institute, the graphic arts department. She began to paint professionally only 15 years later, and according to art critics, it was the victory of art over the grayness of everyday life. In just five years of her artistic career, Elena managed to hold 13 solo exhibitions and several group exhibitions in Russian cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vitebsk, Smolensk, Tula, and Novomoskovsk, as well as abroad – in France and Belarus. Her works are in private collections in Russia and abroad, as well as in the collection of the Tula Regional Art Museum. In 2011, the artist was a finalist of the international competition of contemporary fine art ART-PREVIEW, received a special prize from the German magazine “Ostwind”.
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