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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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Why Claude Monet destroyed his paintings

Why Claude Monet destroyed his paintings. Young Girl in the Garden at Giverny - Claude Monet

Young Girl in the Garden at Giverny – Claude Monet. Why Claude Monet destroyed his paintings

Why Claude Monet destroyed his paintings
Instinctively, unaware of what he makes, Monet took a brush and began sketching out the last portrait of Camille. He cursed himself, crying, trying to pry his fingers and release the brush, but fingers did not unclenched, and brush like itself went on canvas. “I’m not a man – he thought – I am an animal rotating mill millstone.” One of the greatest teachers in the history of mankind, formally taught no one. Monet showed us the world not as we see it, but as we feel it.
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Veronika Richterova plastic bottle art

Veronika Richterova plastic bottle art. Crocodile

Crocodile. Veronika Richterova plastic bottle art

Veronika Richterova plastic bottle art – Flower compositions, various plants, mushrooms in the forest, crocodiles, frogs and penguins in their natural habitat. PET bottles have long been the material for various craft projects. Artist from the Czech Republic Veronika Richterova (born 1964) has devoted herself to systematically artistic work with recycled bottles. She has been creating installation and original sculptures for 11 years, and has used thousands of bottles for hundreds of art objects since 2004. The easily malleable PET (plastic bottle) has proved to be an excellent material for fulfilling her artistic intentions. The artist’s aim is to capture the fundamental principle of the human desire for creative recycling. And it is not in the least important whether the work in question is purely functional, or is simply a decorative object.
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Food artist Carl Warner

Foodcapes by Australian food artist Carl Warner

London architecture. Foodcapes by Australian food artist Carl Warner

Australian photographer and food artist Carl Warner, who lives and works in London, makes an impression on others as a man not of this world. And really, what would you think about a man who, being in the supermarket, picks up and carefully examines vegetables, bread, sausages? The photographer is a master of the genre known as Foodscape, ie landscapes of food. In his paintings, the mountains are made of bread, trees – a broccoli, waves – cabbage leaves, and the role of stones take baked potatoes. These wonderful pictures are made of food: bread, meat, chocolate, garlic, potatoes, asparagus. Carl Warner has had over 25 years of experience in advertising photography and became interested in the genre Foodcapes about 10 years ago. Through these works Carl Warner has been now known throughout the world. Advertisers are dreaming to get his pictures to make the packaging of their products and their advertising.
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