Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Zhang Hua bronze sculpture

Flute Music Comes From the Moon River. 2010. Zhang Hua bronze sculpture

Flute Music Comes From the Moon River. 2010. Zhang Hua bronze sculpture

Zhang Hua bronze sculpture
Traditionally, sculptures by artists outside the Chinese Royal Court system had two themes: The afterlife and the celestial life. They ended up mostly in tombs or graveyards and were religious relics, such as Buddha and other sculptures decorating temples. In China, public sculpture entered the peoples’ daily lives only in recent years. With the development of new cities sculptors were given the space to create sculptures that has become a part of the landscape linking together the environment and people. This is a golden era for sculptors, that influences young artists. Among them was Zhang Hua. He did not have artistic family background, but had a natural talent and ability to create. From a simple piece of clay he could create amazing art pieces. The style of his sculptures is fresh, crisp and graceful, never heavy, bulky or lifeless. Extenuated limbs and bodies, flowing lines, motion and youthfulness are the extension for hopes, rushing towards the future with dreams of reaching their final goal.
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Salim Ljuma moon art

Salim Ljuma moon art. Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Shadows. Black and white portrait. Salim Ljuma moon art. Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Salim Ljuma moon art

Bosnia and Herzegovina based artist has created a beautiful inspirational gallery of pictures united by moon motif. However, I would call it Gothic, or moonlight pictures. By the way, I came across his Facebook art gallery – Salim Lunart Ljuma quite by accident. And I suppose, the word “Lunart” in his name means moon art. Anyway, the main inspiration, according to the artist is Love. “Love is the day in which I wake up happy, embrace purple dawn, embrace it gently and still astonished and whisper again and again – life is love”, says Salim Ljuma. His creativity is omnipresent in all directions of art, expressed through drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture, installations, design and photography. Salim Ljuma was born on 1st April 1961. He has been professionally engaged in the arts for 35 years. Participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions.
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Book illustrator Valery Vasiliev

Scanned from the book 'I ask myself'. Poems by Belgian kids. Illustrations by Valery Vasiliev. Moscow Children's Literature, 1982

An angel and three cats on the roof. Scanned from the book ‘I ask myself’. Poems by Belgian kids. Illustrations by Valery Vasiliev. Moscow Children’s Literature, 1982

Book illustrator Valery Vasiliev
Born 17 September 1949 in Moscow, Honored Artist of Russia (2005) Valery Vasiliev is a member of the Russian Academy of Design. In addition, he is a member of the Board of the Department of “Book graphics” of the Moscow Union of Artists, and a member of the jury of the All-Russian contest “The image of the book”. Also, he is a chairman of the Exhibition Committee of the Department “Book graphics” of Moscow Union of Artists. Vasiliev, after studying at the Moscow Art School, graduated from the Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov (1968), and the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (1973). Valery Vasiliev is a many-awarded artist illustrator of children books. Among his awards – 1984 Grand Prix in Brno, 1989 bronze medal in Leipzig, 1999 Grand Prix in Tehran, 2002 Medal “Golden Pen” in Belgrade, and 2012 Medal of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Miniature copies of paintings in jewelry

New collaboration of Fineartshop - 'Masters of Art'. Miniature copies of paintings in jewelry

New collaboration of Fineartshop – ‘Masters of Art’. Miniature copies of paintings in jewelry

Miniature copies of paintings in jewelry
Russian photographer, stylist, jewelry designer and traveler is known by her pseudonym Ilyasha Ilyaeva, the name given by her children. Ilyasha Ilyaeva is the creator of the vintage and designer jewelry ‘Fineartshop’. Five years ago she quit her office job to do what really her soul wanted – to give the beauty to the world. Now her showroom in Moscow is known and loved by the ladies of the capital. In her plans – opening a store in New York. Her life – an inspiring example of how to transform the innate sense of style and beauty in the pursuit of a successful business, and how to harmoniously balance all areas of life (which is especially important for women!) – job, personal relations, child education, sports, health and Travel.
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Painting trees Sumit Mehndiratta

Over the branches, 2015. Acrylic painting by Sumit Mehndiratta

Over the branches, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. Painting trees Sumit Mehndiratta, India

Painting trees Sumit Mehndiratta, talented self-taught artist from India. In fact, he didn’t get any special art education, however, graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University (2007 – 2008) and Bradford University (2004 – 2007), specializing in Marketing. Being creative since childhood, Sumit Mehndiratta devoted his life to art, which has become his main activity. Meanwhile, the main inspiration for his abstract paintings – the beauty of trees and nature. Sumit Mehndiratta has been a permanent participant of solo and group art exhibitions, which took place across The UK and India.
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Savannah Burgess drawings

Savannah Burgess drawings

Savannah Burgess drawings

Savannah Burgess drawings
19-year-old artist Savannah Burgess lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She creates a seriously fantastic piece of art. The level of detail is amazing. She captures perfectly the essence of the War of the Five Kings, characters of Edgar Allan Poe short story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, The cold eyes of mental unstable Norman Bates from the classic Hitchcock film ‘Psycho’. On the creation of another masterpiece – pen and ink drawing of 12 animals of Chinese horoscope she spent most of the summer, the result is impressive. The talented artist is so young and I am really eager to see where the artist goes with her skill in the future.
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Exquisite Russian Icon Embroidery art

Icon of the Most Holy Trinity. Exquisite Russian Icon Embroidery art

Detail of Icon of the Most Holy Trinity. Workshop of Natalia Gorkovenko ‘Prikosnovenie’ (touch). Moscow, Russia. Exquisite Russian Icon Embroidery art

Exquisite Russian Icon Embroidery art
Icon of the Most Holy Trinity. Sapphire blue and white, beryl, blue topaz, green and pink tourmaline, citrine, garnet, quartz, rock crystal, Aventurine, coral, gold plated beads, silver. 720 hours of manual work.
Art workshop by Natalia Gorkovenko “Prikosnovenie” (Eng. “touch”) one of the first in modern Russia became involved in a noble cause – the revival of the art of embroidery of icons with beads, pearls and precious stones. These icons evoke admiration and great interest not only among church people, but for all who cherish Russian culture, people of art and collectors. Among the works of the workshop “Touch” you can select the icon of the Savior, Mary, the icon of the Saints. These icons have been in the US, Germany, Greece, the Czech Republic and Russia. Works by masters of the studio find their place in many churches. In the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, you can see the icon of the Tikhvin Mother of God.
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