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Owl inspired Pablo Picasso

Owl inspired Picasso

The artist paints a bird with just one move. Owl inspired Pablo Picasso

Owl inspired Pablo Picasso
Noteworthy, Picasso brought with him to Paris a little owl from a resort town of Antibes. According to Memories of Francoise Gilot, he found it with a broken foot in the Chateau Grimaldi. Meanwhile, Picasso cured it and then kept in a cage in the kitchen of his apartment in Paris on the Great Augustinian street, along with pigeons and a canary. Large round eyes of owl reminded Picasso his own, however, the trail of superstitions attributed to owls, inspired in him a mystical feeling toward the bird. Indeed, he painted it, created sculpture, and made a great variety of owl ceramics. Besides, there are a few photos in which Picasso poses with his owl, and captured next to his owl art.
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Painting by Viktoria Kharchenko

Screen. 2006. Painting by Viktoria Kharchenko

Screen. Oil on canvas. 2006. Painting by Viktoria Kharchenko

Painting by Viktoria Kharchenko
Born in 1978 in the city of Mednogorsk, Russian artist Viktoria Kharchenko graduated from art school in the city of Kaluga. And later, in 1997 she graduated from the Kaluga College of Culture with a diploma in art teaching. From 1999 to 2005 Viktoria studied at the St. Petersburg Academic Art Institute named after Ilya Repin, the faculty of painting. She studied in the studio under the guidance of professor OA Yeremeyev. Viktoria Kharchenko is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia (since 2010).
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TALWST miniature sculpture

Execution Of Michael Brown. 2014. TALWST miniature sculpture

Execution Of Michael Brown. 2014. TALWST miniature sculpture

TALWST miniature sculpture
Trinidad born, now Canadian mixed media artist Talwst, has created miniature dioramas in ring boxes. Fine jewelry boxes serve as the basis for small scenes filled with almost microscopic human figures. According to the artist, the idea for this series came about when a street vendor in Paris gave him an old box from the ring and told him: “I would love to see what you can do with it.” Antique ring boxes, which he uses, as well as fine details in tiny dioramas, help the viewer pay attention to the story; “I want the viewer to open the box, and feel that he is in another world.”
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Metal art by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Metal art by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Trumpeter bike. Metal art by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Metal art by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk – sculptures performed in non-traditional techniques. The artist combines metal of different colors with colored glass, stone and wood. Alisa was born in the Ukrainian city of Berdichev. Her parents greatly encouraged her childhood classes of modeling and drawing. And her first teacher was her father – professional artist. Under his leadership during her school years, Alisa tried to work with the material which seemed more appropriate for men. The first metal objects made by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk were small figurines, plaques with enamel.
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Nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh

Life in USSR in painting by Angela Dzherikh

At the tram. Life in USSR. Nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh

Nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh, a talented artist from Donetsk. Talent for drawing appeared in early childhood of Angela. At the age of 27 she moved to Moscow, where she began her professional artistic activity. Currently, nostalgic paintings about USSR by Angela Dzherikh are in private collections of art lovers in Russia, Ukraine, Japan, USA and Europe. Meanwhile, the nature of these works is nostalgic. Her paintings belong to the era of the USSR and the people who are especially spiritual in purity and sincerity. People in her pictures fall in love, suffer, feel happy or sad, go about their daily chores. The images in her works are real and true, and the stories are very subtle. It seems that it is not just pretty pictures of the fantasy of the artist, but real memories from the past, so realistic they are and can raise long-forgotten memories from the depths of our own memory.
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Ice cream in painting

Ice cream in painting. Pablo Picasso. A man in a straw hat with ice cream

A man in a straw hat with ice cream. Pablo Picasso. Ice cream in painting

Ice cream in painting
Throughout its history ice-cream inspired many artists, writers, poets and photographers. It appeared on the pages of books, paintings and photographs. This dessert as if destined to take its place in the arts to inspire artists. In some works ice cream – hidden in the picture as a barely perceptible detail chronicles, in others – has become almost the central part of the composition. Ice cream appeared in the works of Pablo Picasso – namely, in the painting “The man in a straw hat with ice cream,” painted in 1938 while relaxing on the sea in the south of France.
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Button miniature art

Button miniature art. French Fop Fops Button Tavern Scene

French Fop Fops Button Tavern Scene. Button miniature art

Vintage buttons are so varied and interesting that many of today’s collectors increasingly prefer collecting Button miniature art. Each button has its own history and can tell you about a particular cultural epoch that began under the rule of various emperors. Archaeologists claim that the oldest should be considered buttons, found during excavations in the Indus Valley. They date back to the III millennium BC. In the Scythian tombs found clothing, jewelry buttons, Greek warriors fastened straps on armor with buttons, the patricians of Ancient Rome also used them. Disco or oval, triangular and square, pyramid and cone-shaped, spherical and hemispherical, archaeologists find antique buttons everywhere.
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