Art Kaleidoscope

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Legend of Bidri art

Elephant. Legend of Bidri art. Traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, India

Elephant. Legend of Bidri art. Traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, India

Legend of Bidri art
“Bidri” is a traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, a city in India. Nowadays Bidar-ware – is not only a tradition, but also one of the crafts embodying this enigmatic country. The thing is that these products are made in only one place in India, in Bidar. The current Bidar – a mediocre Asian town with narrow streets and houses of one or two floors of mud brick. People just sleep in these houses, and only in the rainy season and during the cooler months. The rest of the time they spend in the crowded streets, doing housework, trading or just chatting with a neighbor at a cup of tea.
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Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Rowan evening pendant. Lacquer miniature painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva
Moscow based artist Anna Taleyeva is not just an excellent master and mega professional, she is a pure-hearted woman. She paints beautiful and delicate images on a natural stones, considering all the smallest nuances and details. With each new miniature Anna shows that there is no limit to perfection. Unfortunately the photo does not convey the beauty, for example, we can not see that all the images are in three-dimensional format, due to the transparency of pebble (its internal veins and veins), cuts of semi-precious stones, such as agate, and with the use of a small gilt image appears three-dimensional – very impressive. The art work of ethereal paintings on stones is a high quality jewelry.
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Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists. Dali on the Rocky Steps

Portrait of Dali on the Rocky Steps. Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists
Noteworthy, prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali has become the real inspiration for other artists. And his works still influence generations of artists, sculptors, illustrators, designers, and photographers. So it was, is and will be. For example, this staircase decorated with an iconic image of Salvador Dali decorates the way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. By the way, the Dali on the Rocky Steps installation appeared ten years ago for the Salvador Dali art exhibition.
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Ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Ceramic artist Natalya Sots
Schaumburg, Illinois based artist Natalya Sots is a real fairy, whose force is to revive inanimate objects, such as a conventional cookware. And for this, it is not necessary to possess magical powers or enter the cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” where the cups, saucers and teapots were able to run, sing, talk and dance. Enough to be creatively minded artist in ceramics, whose skillful hands create works of art in which it is difficult to find the same cups, teapots, saucers … Natalya Sots ceramics are enjoyable to look at and fun. All of her work is in earthenware clay, both terracotta and white talc earthenware. The clay gets bisque fired to around 1900 F (cone 05-06), then glaze is applied and the pieces are fired again. All of her work is entirely hand made so even if there are similar pieces, there will be differences.
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Elise Enchanted photo art

Spring is coming. Elise Enchanted photo art

Spring is coming. Delicate violet flowers. Elise Enchanted photo art

Elise Enchanted photo art – beautiful and inspirational photographs. Born April 9th, Elise Bergsma (also known as Elise Enchanted) is a talented Belgia based photographer. She truly has not only an eye for the gorgeous moments in life, but also an amazing eye for beauty in everyday objects. This is what 23-year-old Elise herself writes on her website: “I have been photographing for about 6 years now. I like gaming. I ♥ LOVE ♥ cats. My favorite food is grilled salmon or sushi, and favorite color is either pink or turquoise/mint”. Unfortunately, little is known about the photographer, except the fact that she is talented.
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Hieronymus Bosch Ship of Fools symbolism

Hieronymus Bosch Ship of Fools symbolism

1490 – 1500. Hieronymus Bosch Ship of Fools symbolism

Hieronymus Bosch Ship of Fools symbolism
Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch (about 1450-1460 – 1516) painted his “Ship of Fools” (Oil on wood. Paris, France, the Louvre) around 1490 – 1500. The plot of “Ship of Fools” recalls the medieval tradition to get rid of the crazy, putting them on the ship and sending away from the city. Meanwhile, Ship, or rather fragile boat symbolizes here pre-reformed Church, which the artist considered the seat of all vices, denying its celestial being. Not by chance, the master painted on the ship a nestled monk with a nun, and on the table next to them – Cherry (berry, symbolizing lust).
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Watercolor illustrations by Willy Gomez

Watercolor illustrations by Willy Gomez

Untitled female portrait, blue background. Watercolor illustrations by Willy Gomez, Dominican artist

Watercolor illustrations by Willy Gomez
Not much is known about Willy Gomez, except the fact that he is an Art Director, artist, Illustrator, and designer from Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Willy studied at School of design in Altos de Chavon, then graduated from College of Victor Manuel with Bachelor’s degree (1988 – 1997). Gomez is known for his Fine Arts, beautiful Graffiti and street murals. Created by him Art Nouveau style illustrations made in pen and ink and watercolor are used as designs for mobile phones, t-shirts, etc.
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