Art Kaleidoscope

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Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Detail of the Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Detail of the Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man
Art work by Alberto Giacometti has become the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction. The New York auction dealers sold the work of the Swiss master for 141.3 million dollars, according to Russian Information Agency Novosti. Accordingly, 180-centimeter bronze sculpture, created in 1947, has become one of the most expensive lots in the auction Christie’s “Forward to the past.” Its estimated cost was $ 130 million. More expensive at this auction was estimated a Picasso painting “Women of Algiers (version O).”
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Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Ancient city you never saw before. Istanbul colors by Yener Torun

Istanbul colors by Yener Torun
Historically known as Constantinople, overpopulated and ancient city of Istanbul, suddenly appears a modern city with colorful architecture. The city, you probably never saw. And this became possible thanks to the talented photographer, but first and foremost, architect Yener Torun. He has lived in this city for 14 years. And now, spends his time wandering around the city and capturing colorful buildings. Then, he shares his work on his Instagram page, where he has over 300 posts and 51,000 followers. In fact, Istanbul is the ultimate city of contrasts, with the new minimalistic buildings that add a splash of color to it. 32-year-old photographer Yener Torun aims to show a clean minimalistic view of the city, as it contrasts with the ornate, Ottoman architecture. “Istanbul is mystical and historic but it is also a modern city and I believe increasing the variety of aspects provides a better understanding of the city. I decided to look for something different and started searching less ornate, simpler, modern lines of the city”, says Yener Torun.
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Photo art by P.Laura

Photo art by P.Laura

The Untitled series. Photo art by P.Laura, Minsk, Belarus

This post features Photo art by P.Laura, talented Belarusian photographer, based in Minsk. Designer by profession, Laura has started photographing quite recently, but she has achieved a great success. In particular, included in the list of 100 top photographers of Belarus (second place). And as a rule, every new creation from a beautiful photo artist receives lots of positive comments, likes, and admiration. Meanwhile, according to the gallery of the photographer, her main inspiration is nature, and of course, cats. In addition, she gives preference to black and white photography.
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Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Tree of life ceramic tiles. Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Tree of life. Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles

Natalie Blake Ceramic tiles
The work of American artist Natalie Blake (Natalie Blake Studios) is not just tiles, it is a true piece of art, which turns the flat wall into a three-dimensional sculpture. “Old, but a modern form of art” – a definition that Natalie gives. Blake and her creative team of five craftsmen create beautiful wave-shaped tiles. Each tile bears the individual stamp of the artist and created specifically for the wall composition. The tiles are unique, and no two identical tiles.
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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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