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Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova

Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova. Selena - Mistress of the night sky, the Goddess of the Moon

Selena – Mistress of the night sky, the Goddess of the Moon. Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova

Lacquer miniature by Svetlana Belovodova
Having graduated from the famous Fedoskino art school with honors in 1996, Russian artist Svetlana Belovodova became engaged in lacquer miniature painting professionally. By the way, she considers herself a happy person. Indeed, isn’t it just a dream when your passion for art becomes your favorite work for life? Meanwhile, the artist creates stories, embodied in the author’s jewelry and exclusive gifts, such as miniature lacquer caskets and small panels. And while painting portraits, she uses unique technique, in particular, lacquer combined with stones and beading.
Svetlana lives and works in the city of Dmitrov of Moscow region. She is a member of the Artists’ Union of arts and crafts of Russia (2004).
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Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

A girl in a flower wreath. Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

A girl in a flower wreath. Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev

Born May 4, 1967 in the city of Lyskovo of Nizhny Novgorod region Russian painter Nikolai Fedyaev spent his childhood in the ancient village of Isady on the picturesque banks of the Volga. Vivid memories of childhood about Russian nature, and, in particular, a magnificent view of the Macarius Monastery, reflected in his first drawings. Meanwhile, in the 1970s the family moved to the city of Izmail, Odessa region. There in 1984 Nikolai graduated from the children’s art school and wanted to devote himself to art. But a year later, he was drafted into the army – the Black Sea Fleet. First it was the navy, then a civilian, he wanted to see distant lands, and get a romantic adventure. It seemed not for long, but as many as two decades the profession of a sailor, which he shared with creativity, has become a significant part of his life.
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Surreal photo art by Ben Goossens

Surreal photo art by Ben Goossens

Umbrellas. Surreal photo art by Ben Goossens

Surreal photo art by Ben Goossens
Often called the Salvador Dali or Rene Magritte of photography, Belgian photo artist Goossens is happy with this fact. Undoubtedly, his photo pictures in composition and style reminiscent of the features of the famous artists. But the difference is that the work of Goossens undergo computer processing and retouching in Photoshop, and then quite difficult to understand, where actually passes the fine line between reality and fiction. Ben Goossens is a former Art Director, who has been influenced by surrealism during his professional live.
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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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