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Still life painting by Jorge Maciel

Still life painting by Jorge Maciel

Floral Still life painting by Jorge Maciel

Still life painting by Jorge Maciel

Born in the city of Pocos de Caldas, on December 08, 1972, Jorge Maciel is a talented Brazilian artist. Noteworthy, Jorge Maciel never studied painting, and is a self-taught artist. However, his paintings became known in every country, thanks to his fans and connoisseurs. According to Jorge Maciel, he gives people the beauty and tenderness of the world by his colorful and positive painting. The amateur artist develops his talent being critical to his concepts, constantly improving the technique of painting. Each of his work manifests the artist’s great inspiration and harmony, his feelings and passion for art.
Also, Jorge Maciel has already had several exhibitions both in his country and abroad. In particular, in Sao Paulo Book Fair, Cultural Space Island Bella, Book Fair Foz do Iguaçu, Mogi /S.P Cultural Center, and in Arts Hall of Palace Casino in Pocos De Caldas in Brazil. Besides, in the Salon Arts Space in Italy, and Arts Hall Library of John XXXIII in Spain.
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Leaf cutting art by Omid Asadi

Leaf cutting art by Iranian artist Omid Asadi

Leaf cutting art by Iranian artist Omid Asadi

Leaf cutting art by Omid Asadi. Iranian artist Omid Asadi (Deh mirahmadi) currently living in Manchester, Cheshire, creates art from natural fallen leaves. These little masterpieces are delicately made with a very sharp knife and needle in cutting and carving technique. His artworks were exhibited in London, Milan, Manchester (2013 and 2014). On his website, he writes: “For me, art is a way to see the world, and everything around me, from a different angle. I started thinking about why no one notices how beautiful the leaves are. I wanted to give them a second life and turn them into works of art”. This was his first step to becoming an artist and his leaf cutting art led to a very successful way.
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Swedish abstract painter Hilma af Klint

Abstract painting by Swedish artist Hilma af Klint

Abstract painting by Swedish artist Hilma af Klint

Swedish abstract painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created her art five years before Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, before the images of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner. Hilma af Klint was the first purely abstract painter to produce non-objective works in the early 1900s. She belonged to a group called “The Five” (a circle of women who shared their belief in the importance of trying to make contact with the so-called ‘high masters’ – often by way of seances) and her paintings, which sometimes resembled diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas. Even in childhood Hilma af Klint exhibited ability of a spirit-medium. Between 1879 and 1882, she regularly took part in seances of a Christian-oriented occult groups. Later, she created her own spiritualistic “female circle”, and from 1896 to 1902 carefully took notes received “from the world”. Hilma af Klint and her soulmates came into contact with spirits of Gregor, Clement, Amaliel and Anand.
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South Korean hyper realist artist JW-Jeong

Sigmund Freud. Acrylic on Canvas. Painting by South Korean artist hyper realist Joongwon Charles Jeong

Sigmund Freud. Acrylic on Canvas. Painting by South Korean artist hyper realist Joongwon Charles Jeong

South Korean hyper realist artist JW-Jeong (full name Joongwon Charles Jeong) graduated from Hongik University in Seoul, specializing in Visual Communication Design / Illustration. The main inspiration for historical portraits by JW-Jeong is a person making this history. The art of a young and talented South Korean artist hyper realist Joongwon Charles Jeong has been featured at numerous solo and group art exhibitions, starting from 2008 in South Korea and Japan. In 2012 he was awarded 1st Prize in Painting at Beaux-Art.
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Chinese painter Chen Chong Ping

Painting by Chinese artist Chen Chong Ping

Painting by Chinese artist Chen Chong Ping

Chinese painter Chen Chong Ping. Chinese painting – not necessarily quiet, traditional tranquil watercolors depicting trees, bears, pandas, blooming lotus, and snow-capped mountains on the horizon. It is also a bright, sunny paintings of anything that comes to mind of the author to portray on canvas. Famous Chinese artist Chen Chong Ping paints exclusive, unique female portraits of girls dressed in colorful national costumes. Chen Chong Ping’s works are distinguished by boundless imagination in a sea of sunshine and vibrant colors. Every girl in the paintings of the artist is beautiful in her own way, each has her own unique charm. They are representatives of high society and ordinary girls, working women and settled down to stay young ladies, mothers and sisters, sophisticated ladies and warlike Amazons. Works by Chen Chong Ping give an aesthetic pleasure, rest to the soul.
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Antique botanical drawings with moralizing instructions

Antique botanical drawings with moralizing instructions

Antique botanical drawings with moralizing instructions

Antique botanical drawings with moralizing instructions. In the XVI century in Germany and the Netherlands appeared the most popular publications: books posters. They were allegorical (in our case, on botanical subjects) drawings with captions containing moralizing instruction. These figures were collected in the collections of books, which have become a kind of synthesis of wisdom and beauty. A perfect example of two trends of the time – the predominance of botanical subjects and passion epigrams – we can see in the works of the Flemish engraver and publisher Johann Theodor de Bry (1561-1623).
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Brass door handles Starry Night by David Goldberg

Starry Night by David Goldberg

Brass door handles “Starry Night” made by American craftsman David Goldberg

Starry Night by David Goldberg, the owner of a hardware store in Bethesda, Maryland, just proves that a creative person can make art of anything. David Goldberg created a copy of the famous painting “Starry Night” from brass door handles. “Starry Night” – is one of the most famous and quoted picture in the world. David Goldberg is the owner of the shop that sells and repairs doors. Several decades, he kept the old brass handles, without knowing why. But recently, he came up with the idea of ​​using them to draw a picture “Starry Night.” David decided to solve the problem of utilization of door accessories creatively. From a distance impossible to determine what material David Goldberg used for a copy of the famous painting.
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