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Elena Tener painting on silk

Apple flowering. Elena Tener painting on silk

Apple flowering. Elena Tener painting on silk

Elena Tener painting on silk
Russian artist Elena Tener grew up in the artistic family. Her father Victor Fedorov a wonderful master of a great artist – painter, created a historical and heroic paintings. Elena graduated from Kazan Art School, worked at the Art Fund, the Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, and Tatar Drama and Comedy as a decorator. She is a Member of the Professional Union of Artists of Russia. Meanwhile, Tener has been always fascinated with the images of flowers and nature. This passion made her create exquisite painting of transparent flowers on silk. Impressive bouquets seem alive – irises, lilies, poppies, sunflowers, peonies, and roses. These flowers, with shimmering colors, like breathing, pour in the air thin and delicate flavor. However, the compositions by Elena Tener, have their own, different from other similar works due to a special technique, which is a result of many experiments invented by the artist herself.
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Bead landscapes by Valentina Parenko

Bead landscapes by Valentina Parenko

In the mountains. Bead landscapes by Valentina Parenko

Bead landscapes by Valentina Parenko

Artist from the northern Russian city of Surgut, Valentina Parenko, in her spare time, in-between household chores, creates wonderful “paintings” of the beads. The flock, sometimes whimsical, but such a fertile material, “drawing” bright and cheerful landscapes. Valentina was born 26 February 1939, at a village of Rostov region. She studied Graphic Arts at Orel State Pedagogical Institute. Valentina works in drawing, painting, weaving tapestries and bead mosaic. The basis of her work is a virtuoso color, a variety of internal rhythms that give grace and original composition harmony of form. And that is what makes individual talents of the artist.
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Tapestry by Alla Kirillova

Tapestry by Alla Kirillova

Wildflowers in a vase, still life. Tapestry by Alla Kirillova

Made in the original technique, Tapestry by Alla Kirillova at first glance looks like oil paintng. However, as you get closer to the work, the illusions disappear: made of multicolored woolen threads and textile pieces become noticeable. Indeed, there is an incredible desire to touch this beauty and make sure that this is not an optical illusion, but really tapestries. Born in the city of Rasskazovo, Tambov region, Russian craftswoman Alla Kirillova graduated from the School of Industrial Art in Moscow. At first, she worked as an artist at the jewelry factory, then as an advertising artist, and painter of fabrics. In addition, she worked as a teacher, leading arts and crafts studio “Experiment” in a family orphanage. As a result, for all fifteen years of her work in the studio, young artists presented their painting and craft works in more than 60 exhibitions. Besides, seven of them – international – Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden. Tapestry by Alla Kirillova are in many private collections in Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Germany, Thailand, France and America.
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Maria Jia steampunk jewelry

Chameleon. Maria Jia steampunk jewelry

Chameleon. Biomechanical, polymer, steampunk. Maria Jia steampunk jewelry. Krasnodar, Russia

Maria Jia steampunk jewelry
Designer, jeweler and steampunk artist Maria Jia lives and works in Krasnodar, Russia. Beautiful and talented artist graduated from Krasnodar Art School. She makes jewelry in the style of steampunk, cyberpunk, and bio-mechanics. Basic materials for her hand-made art – polymer clay, clockworks, acrylic, and lacquer. Amphibians and reptiles, fantasy and mystic characters – the main inspiration for her art. Maria shares her crafts conducting workshops on steampunk jewelry.
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Belarusian artist Alexander Khodyukov

Painting by Belarusian artist Alexander Khodyukov

Yellow autumn. Painting by Belarusian artist Alexander Khodyukov

Born in 1966, Belarusian artist Alexander Khodyukov lives and works in his native Vitebsk. Interestingly, the artist intentionally does not give names to his paintings. “Let everyone who is interested and has a desire – give his own name, according to his vision and imagination”. The artist works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. He does not adhere to any certain style, painting beautiful landscapes, portraits, marine species, and still life. Among his works are also surreal worlds, fantasy, and nude. Meanwhile, art lovers know and highly appreciate paintings by Belarusian artist worldwide. They are in public and private collections in Belarus, Russia and abroad.
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Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Angels. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Beautiful Angel. Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova

Decorative painting by Marina Polyakova – saturated marks, lines, and color spots. At the same time, they are synthesis and eclectic mix of styles and techniques. Marina works in the genre of ethnic-decorative painting. The novelty of her paintings in conjunction of original images and unique author’s technique. Marina herself determines her direction in painting as an emotional decorativism. She says: “My work is like patchwork fabric. People like returning to childhood. We like to remember what we saw as a child. It is probably a rug hanging over our bed. And the fact is that these child experience accompanies us through a lifetime.
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Still life photography by Irina Prikhodko

Magic lanterns. Still life Photography by Irina Prikhodko

Magic lanterns. Beautiful Still life Photography by Irina Prikhodko

Still life photography by Irina Prikhodko
Russian self-taught photographer Irina Prikhodko (nee Syrtsova) likes to photograph still life. To her, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary thing. Irina sees beauty in everything that surrounds her, and as a talented artist, through her art tries to show it to us. Created by her photo gallery, which reminds paintings of Renaissance artists, includes beautiful images of still life with flowers, berries, cats and dogs. She was born April 10, 1960 in Buzuluk of Orenburg region. Irina graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management in the extractive industries and metallurgy of Moscow State Open University in 1985. She worked as an economist. Currently the photo artist lives in the city of Mozyr of Belarus.
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