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Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

A koala in a boat. Fine Art Photographic Print by French photographer and artist. Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

Painting and photo-art by Anne Solfud
French photographer and artist Anne Solfud is constantly trying through her images to catch the ephemeral beauty, to push the limit between photography and painting. In fact, photography for her is another way to see. Living in a very peaceful and beautiful place in France, all her photographs are just a testimony of her daily life, of the cycle of the seasons, and the passing of time. According to Anne Solfud, her favorite materials for her artwork – camera, paper, wood, stone, air, watercolor, rust, and pencils. “Maybe I can share these moments with you. All images are my own original Fine Art Photographic Prints”.
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Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Steve Mills

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Steve Mills

Glass jars. Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Steve Mills, American artist

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Steve Mills
Born on March 28, 1959 in Boston, MA, American artist hyper-realist Steve Mills began painting at an early age. As a child Mills preferred a pencil to crayons to get a better detail. In fact, this fascination with detail became his calling card. Noteworthy, he sold his first drawing at the age of 11 and has been selling ever since. Meanwhile, his early paintings influenced by the works of Andrew Wyeth, were mostly landscapes. Hyper-realism in particular, became his interest through the work of Richard Estes after seeing a show in Boston, MA. Since then he has pursued this passion, having studied, met and even displayed with some of the great masters of photo-realism.
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Mysterious paintings by Rene Magritte

Decalcomania 1966. Mysterious paintings by Rene Magritte

Decalcomania 1966. Mysterious paintings by Rene Magritte, Belgian artist

Mysterious paintings by Rene Magritte
Even the reflection will turn away from you. The artist tries to talk with the audience in plain language. Depicting a dove, he implies the most frequent interpretation of a symbol of peace, depicting an Apple – temptation and discord. His paintings are trying to analyze the logic of associations. Great Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) displays ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things. The feelings of tension and mystery present in the paintings of the artist, and a combination of non-standard items makes you wonder. A special role is played by the names of pictures, which are always poetic, and at first glance are not related to the paintings. But this is precisely their significance.
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Painting by German artist Anne Siems

Painting by German artist Anne Siems

A girl. Painting by German artist Anne Siems

Painting by German artist Anne Siems

Talented German artist Anne Siems was born and raised in Germany. In 1991 she graduated from Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, specializing in Fine Arts. After graduation she left Germany for the United States to continue studying art in Seattle. Anne Siems is inspired by floral and fauna themes, illustrating the organic world of birds, butterflies, garlands, draperies, small landscapes, faces and dresses. The artist is influenced by the art of the European Masters, Early American Folk Art, as well as vintage and modern photography.
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Beautiful Serbian Naive Painting

Serbian Naive Painting. Painting by Dushanka Petrovich

Artist Dushanka Petrovich. Serbian Naive Painting

Serbian Naive Painting, in fact, are true works of art. Amazingly talented amateur Serbian artists are famous for their naive art. Although, it is impossible to say exactly which country was the first to give the world this direction, but Serbia is one of them, for sure. It was here, in two Serb villages of Jagodina and Kovacica, in the middle of the last century a unique artistic style has appeared. Village of self-taught artists with a completely lyrical pure, even childish perception of world, metaphorically reflected in painting love for the culture, way of life and traditions. Today in Jagodina there is, perhaps, the largest museum of naive art. Besides, artists of the Serbian socialist period travel to galleries around the world.
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