Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

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 Jerry Winick uses a pencil, the same as a painter uses a paintbrush. Noteworthy, 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, and 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.
Most interesting is that his studio – is not a boring conservative school, but a small family business, working on several fronts. First of all, it is the very training Image Source (pencil, watercolor, oil) for adults and children. Secondly, Framing Workshop, in the third place, printing services, mostly for printing posters from the originals of the artist. And fourthly, the studio holds fun events for children and adults.
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Tsekunovka filigree wood art

Tsekunovka filigree wood art

Unique Belarusian art. 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 conducts 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
Ordinary plasticine turns into a real work of art in the hands of a young and beautiful Anastasia Volkova. Native of Orenburg, she 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.

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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Plasticine painting by Tatiana Barinova

Christmas. Plasticine painting by Tatiana Barinova

Christmas. Plasticine painting by Tatiana Barinova

Plasticine painting by Tatiana Barinova
From a distance, her artworks look just like oil paintings on canvases. But get closer, and you will notice Tatiana’s works are made of something that will probably seem quite familiar to you: plasticine, a modelling clay popular with children. The talented Ukrainian artist explains that she turned to Plasticine because of her four children. Tatiana Barinova has created a series of Plasticine paintings “Calendar”, “Holidays”. These colorful pictures are made in bright folklore style – Christmas compositions, angels, Easter birds, spring holidays, winter landscapes, scenes from everyday life. Tatiana Gennadievna Barinova is a professional graphic artist. In 1991 she graduated from the Kiev Institute of Printing named after Ivan Fedorov (Department of graphic, artistic design and illustrating books). She works in different techniques: drawing, painting, small plastic (clay). The art works by Ukrainian artist Tatiana Barinova are in private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
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Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip

Autumn leaves by Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip

Autumn leaves. Painting  by Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip

Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip was born in 1964 Bartin. In 1985 she graduated from Painting department of the Vocational School of Gazi University. After graduation, Rukiye Garip worked as a stylist. She tried her hand in a pottery workshop. In 1987 she opened a ceramics workshop with a group of friends. In 1989, Rukiye Garip started working as an art teacher. She retired after having served 20 years in different cities and schools. Garip continues her studies in Balikesir still painting in her own workshop. Rukiye Garip draws realistic pictures in her favorite medium – watercolors. The main subject for her art – the beauty of Nature, which, according to the artist, is rapidly disappearing. The artist pays much attention to the details. She says: “I think that the main distinguishing feature is hidden in the details”. In her painting, Rukiye Garip uses blue and green, as the preferable colors creating the calming effect.
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