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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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Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Maple leaves. Bottled smoke art by Jim Dingilian. Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle

Smoke-painted miniatures in a bottle by Jim Dingilian

Smoke inside empty glass bottle can create unusual pictures, of course, by the hands of a talented artist. It is the American artist Jim Dingilian, who tells his black-and-white stories about life in the suburbs, through his miniature bottle art. The author tried to give something magical to unusual paintings of very ordinary suburb. In the haze, which appeared through smoked glass (for the artist uses a candle), simple-minded landscape began to look more mysterious. Dingilian was born in York, PA. In his childhood he had lived for seven years in Waterloo, Belgium, then returned to the United States. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology receiving his MFA in photography in 1996. Dingilian is represented by the McKenzie Fine Art Gallery in New York.
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Russian painter Alex Chernigin

Swinging. Russian painter Alex Chernigin

Swinging. Russian painter Alex Chernigin

Russian painter Alex Chernigin – talented artist and designer. Creativity of Alexei is extremely interesting. An extraordinary technique of painting, modern outlook on life, the play of light and color, impressive compositions, gorgeous scenery, and beautiful still life – characteristic features of the artist’s paintings. Born in 1975 in Nizhny Novgorod into a family of well-known Russian artist Alexander Chernigin, Alex grew up in a creative atmosphere. He studied painting and graphic design in the Nizhny Novgorod Art School (1990-1994). Then, graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Architecture and Construction University with a degree in “Industrial Design” in 2000. Alex Chernigin engaged in painting, graphics, interior design, and photography. In 1998 – he became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Regular participant of personal, regional, national and international exhibitions, his works are in private and museum collections in Russia and abroad.
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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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