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Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden. Sculptures on display in Zhengzhou, China

Displayed in Zhengzhou, China – Ten Thousand Buddha Garden

Ten Thousand Buddha Garden
These uncountable Buddha sculptures stretch for as far as the eye can see. In fact, there are 8,000 of them in all and each and every one has been painstakingly carved from dead jujube trees. Varying in height from 1m to 1.5m, they have been put on display in Zhengzhou, China, before being moved to the Ten Thousand Buddha Garden. Budd you believe it! In fact, Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. Besides, Buddhism teaches that all life is interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.
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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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Minimalism in nature

Minimalism in nature

Landscape with a sandy beach. Minimalism in nature

The term “minimalism” is usually used in art, where the elements or objects are reduced to minimal. Minimalistic images have a certain attractiveness, and even philosophical sense. Meanwhile, we can see minimalism everywhere – Minimal music, design, architectural, literary minimalism, and minimalism in photography. This set of beautiful photographs features minimalism in nature. In particular, drought, desert, flood, sky, iceberg, lonely tree, or a plant – all can be part of a minimalist landscape. Any object in the sky looks minimalistic – the moon, the sun, and the flying plane. Distant islands and lakes, endless steppes and sand dunes … just the time to stop hurrying – a moment of pure bliss of nature, nothing more. Nothing but peace.
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Dolce & Gabbana Applied Art

Dolce & Gabbana Applied art

Milan, Italy. Dolce & Gabbana Applied Art. Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Artful collection

Dolce & Gabbana Applied Art
Fall-Winter 2014/2015 luxurious collection demonstrates inspiration with applied art and its triumph – Fingerless gloves, embroidered with beads and stones, handbags and shoes in stones and rhinestones, coats and jackets with embroidery, whimsical floral appliques and prints – a truly amazing collection in detail for inspiration and creativity. As always, Dolce & Gabbana was creative, luxurious and fairy-tale like, from “Once upon a time in Sicily…” beginning. The ‘key’ motif was literally the key itself, gold key prints covered beautiful textile.
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Love mineral Rhodochrosite

Love mineral Rhodochrosite

Red color semi-precious stone. Love mineral Rhodochrosite

Love mineral Rhodochrosite
One of the oldest gemstones known to mankind, Rhodochrosite is a semi-precious mineral appearance and markings reminiscent of rhodonite. Their similarity is due to the presence of the chemical formula of the same element manganese, caused by the appearance of a beautiful and stable color from pink to crimson. And this, in particular, reflects the title of the stone, from the Greek “Rhodes” – “Rose”.
Rhodochrosite has a glassy luster. Depending on the impurities that have been the formation of rhodochrosite, the stone may appear in shades of gray, yellow, brown, greenish colors. In the world there are many places of extraction of the mineral – Mongolia, Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Russia (the Urals and Trans-Baikal).
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