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Marble Cave landscape painted by nature

Marble Cave landscapes painted by nature

Lago General Carrera. Beautiful Marble Cave landscape painted by nature

Marble Cave landscape painted by nature
On the border of Argentina and Chile, near the Chilean city of Chile Chico, is one of the deepest lakes in the world – Lago General Carrera (Chilean name) or Lago Buenos Aires (Argentine name). Both names are recognized worldwide and are official. Area of the glacial lake located in the Patagonian Andes arms, is 1,850 square kilometers and a maximum depth – 586 m. The pond became famous throughout the world for a unique Marble Cathedral (or Las Cavernas de Marmol), a maze of beautiful geological formations – Marble Cave. They are located on a limestone peninsula near the center of Lake General Carrera, on the Chilean side of it.
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Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Spring melody. Sue Hsu photo art

Sue Hsu photo art
Taipei, Taiwan based photographer Sue Hsu has always been passionate about photography. “I am so glad to be living in Taiwan, to be surrounded by such wonderful sceneries and exotic creatures, and to be able to share their beauty with the world”. The gallery of a talented photographer includes several albums, among which – Sets True Love, Cherry Blossoms & Bird, Taiwan Blue Magpie, Lotus Pond, Beautiful Taiwan, Macro. Colorful flowers, tall trees, singing birds and the warm sun – these things are essential parts of one of the most beautiful seasons of spring. Sue Hsu can capture this perfect mood in her beautiful and colorful photos of birds. The amateur photographer Sue Hsu is a dance instructor, while photography is her hobby and passion.
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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 color inspiration
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.
The value of green is the Life itself, the nature, the harmony, that directly refer to green. In addition, this color accepted worldwide as the most safe, that’s why it is a green traffic light permits movement. For those people who have a green color as a favorite, generosity and reliability are the main distinctive qualities.

Importance and shades of that color. For example, dark green color indicates that the person likes stability. But the characteristic of pale green is relaxation and even peace. By the way, pale green helps to improve the eyesight.
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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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