Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

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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Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Vase by Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Black Vase by Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle

Art Nouveau Glass maker Emile Galle
Born in Nancy, France, in 1846 Emile Galle was a leading initiator of the Art Nouveau style and the modern renaissance of French glass art. Emile Galle has developed a special technique of making decorative vases made of laminated glass, which came to be called by his name – “Galle”. Galle – a unique personality, extremely talented and educated man, who gave his name to a direction in the development of arts and crafts. Emile Galle was both scientist and botanist, chemist, writer, artist and philosopher. In the mid-seventies of the XIX century Emile Galle led the family company of parents, producing mirrors, glass and ceramics. World fame came to Emile Galle for his famous style of unmatched vases. Galle Glass for over one and a half centuries, enjoys extraordinary popularity not only among art connoisseurs, but also lovers of fine interiors and comfort.
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Daniela Wolf pencil drawing

Girl in the water. The girl is the German model Hana Nitsche

Girl in the water. The girl is the German model Hana Nitsche. Daniela Wolf pencil drawing

The tools Daniela uses for drawing these awesome images – colored pencils. It takes her only 2-3 days to complete the drawing. Talented German artist Daniela Wolf (nicknamed Svera) creates beautiful hyper realistic portraits with pencils, that look like photographs. In her art gallery – portraits of celebrities, fantasy drawings, still life and movie scenes. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information on the biography of the artist, except the fact that she enjoys writing, mostly fantasy novels and science fiction short stories.
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Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Wedding. Oil on canvas, 2014. Painting by Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Wedding. Oil on canvas, 2014. Painting by Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik is one of the most prominent personalities among young Belarusian painters. Working in extremely distinctive style, the artist has created a special world, referring to the very archaic layers of culture, while maintaining a clear link with the art of the twentieth century. Thus, the source of the artist’s aesthetic guidelines is in fantastic realism of Chagall, naive art of primitives of the early twentieth century, and the local arts and crafts, and of course, folklore. A variety of characters – children, lovers, people, animals, birds, angels, lions and mythological creatures – unicorns, sirens, dragons – inhabit a peculiar and unreal world of Anna Silivonchik.
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Dubai Miracle Topiary art

Dubai Miracle Topiary art

A sculpture of a beautiful woman welcomes the guests to the unique Floral Park. Dubai Miracle Topiary art

Dubai Miracle Topiary art

According to Latin proverb, Nature starts, art guides, and experience improves. Indeed, this describes the art of topiary. And the unique Floral Park “Dubai Miracle Garden” is a perfect example that. Undoubtfully, it is one of the most interesting areas of landscape architecture.
However, the process of creating green or flower sculptures is a long-term, very laborious and time-consuming. The Dubai garden has a territory of 6.7 hectares. About 45 kinds of various types of flowers grow here. Most of them were specially imported to Dubai, to help the creators of Wonder Gardens to realize their projects. Designers from different countries have developed different landscape designs, and some of them are worth of the Guinness Book of Records. For example, a 10-meter pyramid of flowers, or a 800-meter high wall of plants.
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Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Bird, miniature painting on M & M’s candy. Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Hasan Kale Mıcro Art

Unique, and without doubt talented artist Hasan Kale was born in 1960 in Turkey. Hasan makes awesome miniature, even micro drawings of beautiful landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, historical characters, and not only. The artist has been working in micro miniature since the 1980s. For his detailed mini-marvels he uses extraordinary canvases, such as the wings of any taxidermied insect, a lemon peel, pasta, snail shells, seeds, lump of sugar, grain of rice, and even sharp plant spikes! However, the skillful artist doesn’t need a wooden board to mix colors on it, instead, he uses his finger as a palette. For 55-year-old artist miniaturist the main inspiration is his native city, that’s why we see colorful scenes of Istanbul in most of his art works.
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