Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Vladimir Pronin decorative neo symbolism

Dance with butterfly. Oil on canvas. Vladimir Pronin decorative neo symbolism

Dance with butterfly. Oil on canvas. Vladimir Pronin decorative neo symbolism

Vladimir Pronin decorative neo symbolism

The painting style of Russian artist Vladimir Pronin can be determined as decorative neo symbolism. Indeed, in the modern art it’s very doubtful to find works similar to his. Most of his colorful paintings consist of emblems or symbols painted in wonderful decorative style, called by his admirers “Pronin style”. Russian artist Vladimir Pronin was born in 1955 in a Moscow suburb. In 1974, he graduated from famous in Russia Fedoskino Art School of miniature painting. Then, Vladimir entered The Moscow Textile Academy, Faculty of Applied Art, from which he successfully graduated in 1982. Vladimir Pronin began participating in group and solo art exhibitions in 1991, in Moscow. Then followed a number of exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
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Sumi-e black ink painting

Two boats. Sumi-e black ink painting

Two boats. Sumi-e black ink painting

Sumi-e black ink painting, also called suibokuga, is a drawing in ink. Around the seventh century, Japanese monks brought it from China. So, the original home to the sumi-e is China, although the name of this art is Japanese. Besides, Japanese Zen Buddhist monks used sumi-e as a Zen exercise. Indeed, painting in this technique is suitable for meditation, where a person concentrates on lines, shadows and inner anxiety. And single-color painting only increases concentration.
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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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