Art Kaleidoscope

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Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Alice, Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat from the collection ‘Alice in Wonderland’. One of a kind ceramic doll. Hand molding, high temperature firing, engobes, glazing. Olga Maltseva ceramic art

Olga Maltseva ceramic art
Talented St. Petersburg based ceramic artist Olga Maltseva has created a beautiful collection of dolls. They are the characters of the wonderful fairy tale “Alice in Wonderland” – Alice, Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat. All works are performed entirely by hand without the use of preprinted forms. Engobe painted and glazed, there were two high-temperature sintering. Soon the company will join Blue Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. Olga Maltseva lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Night in the steppe, 1983. Painting by Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Night in the steppe, 1983. Painting by Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Contemporary Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk was born May 12, 1936 in the Soviet Union. He is one of the most expensive artists of Ukraine. They say, he almost does not sell his works, and he has painted about four thousand of them. “Plentanizm” – created by him direction in painting, when instead of the usual brush strokes, paint is applied by thin lines, threads, creating the effect of lace volume. In 1996 Ivan Marchuk became People’s Artist of Ukraine. In 1997 became a winner of the national award of Taras Shevchenko. In 2006 International Academy of Modern Art in Rome included Marchuk in “Golden guild” and chose an honorary member of the Scientific Council of the Academy. Today, the “Golden Guild” includes 51 artists from all over the world. in 2007 Ivan Marchuk was included in the list of “A hundred geniuses of our time” by the British newspaper «The Daily Telegraph». Ivan Marchuk currently lives and works in Kiev.
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Russian painter Olga Rotko

Red roses. Russian painter Olga Rotko

Red roses. 2006. Watercolor on paper. Russian painter Olga Rotko

Russian painter Olga Rotko
Born in 1957 in the city of Kemerovo, Decorative, Olga Rotko (nee Bachurina) is a talented artist of applied and graphic art. Noteworhy, she combines the quality folk and professional art (still life and landscape); decorative and beautiful styles. Typically, professional artists associate their initial interest in the visual arts with drawing lessons, studio, and home exercises. Olga was different. “There weren’t Art lessons at school; but I draw at home, I draw what I saw – even the tractor in a beautiful perspective… I realized that I have some kind of feature – structurally see the shape of objects, see the beautiful in life. I didn’t mean to become an artist“. Olga suddenly started painting with great pleasure at the age of twenty-three, and, first painted the walls in the kindergarten where her son was, on the playground and in the yard. That’s when she felt the strength of subconscious desire to find creative work.
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Green color inspiration

Green color inspiration

Morning dew. Green color inspiration

Green – a symbiosis of two colors – blue and yellow, so the psychology of the value of this color will be the same in two. On the one hand – boundless energy, and on the other – an overwhelming calm. For each man unconsciously green primarily means growth, development and harmony in nature. The same as green grass, which pleases all, after a long, cold and a rather colorless winter.
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Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Do not Saw the Sawdust

The Blind Date. Photo art by Belgian photographer Ben Goossens. Do not Saw the Sawdust

Do not Saw the Sawdust

There is nothing more tragic in life than the utter impossibility of changing what you have done. Galsworthy.
Does it seem familiar to you: you’ve done something wrong and now can’t help regretting it? We can regret things that didn’t depend on us, but on circumstances. We can blame ourselves for not having said certain words to someone or for having said them. We all know that “one cannot turn back the clock”. Anyway we keep on regretting everything. Don’t you envy those who can find some spiritual power in their soul and duly submit, for it’s the only way to go on.
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Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Flowers, petals and leaves. Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe

Arranged nature by Emily Blincoe
American photographer Emily Blincoe was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has become known worldwide for her creative series called “Arrangements.” The project features photographs of different things, from everyday objects, like tooth brushes and burned matches to eggs and stones, organized by color and size. Most beautiful photos in her collections are nature arrangements – leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables. According to Emily, she finds inspiration in nature, wandering in the fields and meadows with her dog Eleanor in her native Texas. The talented photographer says that her art is “all about finding beauty in the every day.” And the result of such coordinated beauty is breathtaking, and even therapeutic, for those who enjoy positive messages and get peace of mind and a sense of clarity from structured order.
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Diane Varner daily walks

Between the spaces of eternity. Diane Varner daily walks

Landscape from series “Between the spaces of eternity”. Diane Varner daily walks

Diane Varner daily walks
Her beautiful photographs touch the most secret, deep soul strings. Diane Varner works are so precise and beautiful, and wonderfully reflect the time, experience, look, and the movement. And we want to watch her photographs for hours, pausing in the ringing silence of inexpressible beauty, caught in the frame. The striking simplicity and richness in this simplicity. It all started with the daily walks with her dog and a camera. Of course, it all started a little earlier. Diane started her career as an artist doing painting. As she talks about herself in an interview her creative formation was influenced by few people, and above all – her mother, who worked in watercolor and collage. According to Diane, her mother was the main support pillar, who constantly inspired by her own example.
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