Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Mei & Zora Tranquility Art

Mei & Zora Tranquility Art

The Story and the stone. Mei Xiaohua & Zora Yin. Cloth, cotton, paper, yarn, wire, beads, paint, sewn, needle sculpted. Mei & Zora Tranquility Art

Mei & Zora Tranquility Art
Currently, in the Chinese city of Zhuhai, live Mom and daughter Mei Xiaohua and Zora Yin, who work in a creative duo. They make little unique sculptures integrating their own unique style and developing a variety of traditional Chinese-handicrafts. Mei Xiaohua and Zora Yin work in different techniques – sculpture, knitting, embroidery, and use various materials – from wire to yarn. Combining traditional Chinese crafts and fine art, they have discovered a new world of soft sculptures, forming their own unique style. Their art conveys the special atmosphere of Tranquility, giving people food for thought, based on Philosophy of life and death.
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Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Monochrome black and white Portrait on old photo. Yana Bogdanova wool painting

Yana Bogdanova wool painting
Russian professional artist Yana Bogdanova uses spun and wool like paints and brush. Paintings with wool is her most favorite kind of creativity. She has learned about this technique quite recently, but has mastered this technique at a high level. She is also engaged in oil painting, wood painting, interior painting and sculpting, as well as teaching (conducting master classes). Yana Bogdanova participates in trade exhibitions, mostly in St. Petersburg, where she lives and works. The wool paintings by Yana Bogdanova are in great demand and the attention from art lovers.
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American contemporary Pencil artist Jerry Winick

Black and white Brooklyn

Black and white Brooklyn. Pencil artist Jerry Winick

Pencil artist Jerry Winick

American contemporary artist uses a pencil, the same as a painter uses a paintbrush. He has taken the art of pencil drawing to new heights. His magnificent paintings are so realistic that the audience do not immediately realize that everything is made with an ordinary pencil on paper. Jerry Winick teaches drawing in his own Pencil works Studio, has many well-deserved awards (more than 300). His works are in private collections and some museums in New York City. The artist has been drawing for most of his life.
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Tsekunovka filigree wood art

Tsekunovka filigree wood art

Unique Tsekunovka filigree wood art

Tsekunovka filigree wood art

According to the existing in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra of Moscow State literature, the Reverend Ambrose of Trinity was a carver who worked in the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in the XV century. He decorated with wood chips salary of icons and these icons still decorate the Zagorsk Art Museum-Reserve.
Meanwhile, such unique filigree wood art impressed and influenced another talented artist – Vladimir Tsekunov (19 July, 1951 – 01 April, 2008).
The desire to master this fabulous technique, and to bring it back to life made him literally sleepless. And in 1990 this dream came true. Vladimir Tsekunov opened his own workshop, where he started working enthusiastically, and at the same time, shared his knowledge with his students. Unfortunately, in spring 2008, Vladimir Tsekunov died. However, the master passed the unique technology to his students. So, his disciples continue to create highly artistic works, which today adorn galleries, exhibition halls, museums, private collections and official offices of prominent statesmen, political and religious leaders of the world.
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Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Evdokiya gold embroidery art. Icon of the Savior in the tradition of ancient embroidered stitching of 16th century

Christ the Savior icon in the tradition of ancient embroidered stitching of 16th century. Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Evdokiya gold embroidery art

Master of gold embroidery Evdokiya works in her studio “Gold embroidery” in Sevastopol. Evdokiya has been engaged in the goldwork and applied art since childhood. With age, her love of crafts has grown even more. She entered the Stavropol Art School, from which she successfully graduated. The desire to learn more led her to the northern capital of Russia – St. Petersburg. Evdokiya arrived in St. Petersburg, the city where she has lived for 15 years. There she finished the courses on ancient spool sewing, workshop “Ubrus” of Herzen Pedagogical University, the department of arts and crafts. Her thesis was the emblem of the University, which Evdokiya made in the technique of gold embroidery. Talented artist of applied art participated in various exhibitions. Besides, her works decorate churches in Russia. Evdokiya continues to engage in goldwork, conducting master classes, teaching visitors. In 2014, she left St. Petersburg for Sevastopol, where she currently lives with her family.
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Nizar Ali Badr pebble stories

Nizar Ali Badr pebble stories

The tragedy of Syria refugees. Nizar Ali Badr pebble stories

Nizar Ali Badr pebble stories

Talented and without doubts, creative sculptor Nizar Ali Badr expresses his thoughts through the ordinary media which can be found just under feet – pebbles. It is naturally for the artist living in a port city of Syria – Latakia, to work with rocks and stones. Taking into consideration the difficult situation that has developed in his country – war, refugee movements, great outcome and suffering of the people, and the loss of loved ones – all this could not but affects the work of the Syrian sculptor. He skillfully recreates the events taking place in the country through pebbles. Here, in the ancient city of Latakia he transmits the pain of the people who have to die, to suffer, to leave the country. Nevertheless, there is a hope for the revival of the country, and the return of human values, such as love, home, and family. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any biographical information about the artist.
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Plasticine fairy tale by Anastasia Volkova

Plasticine fairy tale by Anastasia Volkova

Colorful Cat from the fairy tale “The Scarlet Flower”. Plasticine fairy tale by Anastasia Volkova

Plasticine fairy tale by Anastasia Volkova
Creative people find new ideas to express their talents and skills. Ordinary plasticine turns into a real work of art in their hands. For example, young and beautiful Anastasia Volkova, native of Orenburg, who has created a stunning work on the fairy tale of ST Aksakov “The Scarlet Flower”. Graduate of the Orenburg State University, Anastasia Volkova used one hundred boxes of plasticine to create unusual paintings. Plasticine fairy tale by Anastasia Volkova – illustrated tale “The Scarlet Flower”, diploma work of her, as a student of the Faculty of Architecture and Construction of Orenburg University. After reading a story, she identified eleven major scenes, bought a cardboard measuring 30 by 60 centimeters, five packs of clay (then Nastya had no idea that it would take twenty times more!) and started to work. The first work took a month, the last picture was made for a few sleepless nights. The most difficult was to portray the face and emotions.
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