Art Kaleidoscope

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Realistic Miniature Animal Sculptures by Reve

Realistic Miniature Animal Sculptures by Reve

One-of-a-kind Tiger Cub. Hand-made miniature sculpture by Reve, American self-taught artist

Realistic Miniature Animal Sculptures by Reve
American self-taught artist sculptor, working under the pseudonym ‘Reve’, has created a large gallery of one of a kind miniature animals from polymer clay. The additional material the amateur artist uses – textile, mohair, natural fibers (yarn), with a touch of and hand painted details. These incredibly realistic miniature animals show an inimitable combination of expression, coloring and coat pattern, with its own characteristics and personality. Besides, each sculpture is unique and its price on eBay is approximately $ 100.
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German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

Photoart by German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

Book fantasy. Photoart by German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

German fine art photographer Christine Ellger
According to Ellger, her passion for photography started 11 years ago as a hobby, and now has become a way of life. Having started with digital photography she successfully mastered all steps of processing the image. The amateur photographer Christine Ellger says: “My life has become interesting and exciting through this hobby. It makes me perceive the Beauty. All the time, often unconsciously, I am on the search for motifs. I hunt and collect beautiful pictures. For a good result the image is edited”.
Born in Germany in 1948, Christine studied management, then worked as a coordinator at the Saxon law information technology center in Dresden. Her interest in photography has become her main activity for the last 6 years. Christine Ellger travels the world, hunting out everything that comes into her vision and thus collecting beautiful photos.
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Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke

Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke

Beautiful Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke, British artist

Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke
Talented woman jeweler, Lesley Pyke doesn’t work with precious metals, but nevertheless creates amazing beauty and elegance for which she has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. Her drawings engraved on glass and crystal are so expressive that the weightless drawing seems about to come to life. Her creations can truly be called outstanding. Lesley has 30 years of experience in engraving on glass and crystal, which gave impetus to the development of her own business. Meanwhile, huge numbers of people are eager to see firsthand the handiwork by Lesley Pyke. Known almost all over the world, people attend her engraving courses to learn the secrets of create drawing on the glass. Lesley Pyke lives in Halesworth, the UK, a hundred kilometers north-east of London.
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Pencil art by Federico Uribe

Pencil art by Federico Uribe. Colombian artist Federico Uribe

Family harmony. Painting made out of colored pencils. Pencil art by Federico Uribe, Colombian artist

Pencil art by Federico Uribe – impressive paintings, sculptures and installations made entirely out of pencils. Colored pencils – the most amazing source of creativity. They can not only draw, they can be used as the material at hand, the same as a sculptor uses clay, and the artist – paint. Colombian artist Federico Uribe has created a series called “Pencilism” – amazing paintings and sculptures of colored pencils. His incredible creations are amazing and perfect in every detail, perfectly performed by the game of color and size. And, if we discard the notion of classical works of art, the work of Federico Uribe may well be regarded as masterpieces of modern art. And that is very realistic three-dimensional artwork of landscapes, animals and people.
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Stumpwork embroidery by Christine Paris

Stumpwork embroidery by Christine Paris

Hedgehog with an apple. Stumpwork embroidery by Christine Paris, Belgian artist of applied art

First of all, Stumpwork embroidery by Christine Paris, artist of applied art from Belgium is incredible. These stitched figures of squirrels, hedgehogs, and birds rising from the surface to form a 3-dimensional effect, look so realistic. In appearance, this type of embroidery is somewhat reminiscent of a bas-relief or sculpture. Maybe that’s why it bears a strange name, composed of two English words “stump” and “work.” The techniques of stumpwork differs, depending on material used in it – wire, rubber, textile, and anything that can create a 3D effect. Stitches are worked around pieces of wire, then applied to the main body of work by piercing the background fabric and securing tightly. Meanwhile, a master can create other shapes using padding under the stitches, usually in the form of felt layers sewn one upon the other in increasingly smaller sizes. And finally, the master then covers felt with a layer of embroidery stitches.
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Glass wildflowers by Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by American self-taught artist Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by American self-taught artist Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by Ronnie Hughes are called “Liberty in bloom”, so natural, realistic and detailed these glass sculptures are. Ronnie Hughes was born in 1954 and grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. He learned about glass blowing from a friend after he had graduated from the Wake Forest University in 1976. The glass artist admits that having spent two weeks working with glass, he was hooked. Since Ronnie Hughes did not receive special art education, his aptitude for blowing glass had become a great and pleasant surprise for him. Glassblowing became his career, on which he has spent 35 years, creating a large gallery of glass sculptures, which are now in galleries, art exhibitions and private collections.
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Count Blue Animal Cling Rings

Count Blue Animal Cling Rings Jiro Miura

A bear, a tiger and a pig rings. Work by Japanese self-taught artist and designer Jiro Miura – Count Blue Animal Cling Rings

Count Blue Animal Cling Rings
Made by Japanese self-taught artist Jiro Miura cling rings are, in fact, miniature sculptures of animals. Japanese designer and artist of applied art Jiro Miura has created a stunning gallery of pieces of jewelry. These cling rings are made in the form of various animals. The artist couldn’t even imagine these animal rings and earrings would become so popular that he would have to create his own brand name – ‘Count Blue’, under which he works now. The price for such artful pieces of jewelry is quite affordable ranging from $15 to $200 for one ring.
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