Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Ceramic sculpture by Natalia Dobrzhanskaya

Statuette 'The two'. A scarf for two. One flight for two. One life for two. Ceramic sculpture by Natalia Dobrzhanskaya

Statuette ‘The two’. A scarf for two. One flight for two. One life for two. Ceramic sculpture by Natalia Dobrzhanskaya, Moscow based artist

Ceramic sculpture by Natalia Dobrzhanskaya
Russian ceramist, artist, doll maker, and sculptor Natalia Dobrzhanskaya was born, lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from art school. Since 2001, the author deals with ceramic sculpture and doll making. The works of Natalia Dobrzhanskaya (Dobr) have been exhibited in the gallery “Vakhtanov” (Central House of Artists). Natalia is a member of the International Association Of Authors Of Dolls.
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Still life painted by Hitler sold at auction

Still life painted by Hitler. Blue ceramic jug with flowers. 1912. Still life by Hitler at auction Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles. Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Blue ceramic jug with flowers. 1912. Still life by Hitler at auction Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles. Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Still life painted by Hitler

According to press, painted by a young Adolf Hitler in 1912 still life will be sold at auction Nate D Sanders in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26th, 2015. Starting price of the picture size 34 x 27 cm is 30 000 dollars. The painting depicts a blue ceramic jug with flowers. According to experts, it is quite unusual for Hitler, who at that time paid much attention to landscape and architectural images. Still life formerly belonged to the Jewish art dealer Samuel Morgenstern. He believed in the talent of the young Hitler, and since 1911 had been selling pictures of the future Nazi leader, thus helping him to earn a living. After Hitler came to power in 1930, the gallery of Morgenstern was captured, and the dealer was exiled to the Lodz ghetto (Poland), where he died in 1943.
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Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin

Night light 'House on chicken legs'. Ceramic art by Russian self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Night light ‘House on chicken legs’. Ceramic art by Russian self-taught artist Vladimir Yudin

Russian artist ceramist Vladimir Yudin works in his art studio under the pseudonym ‘Vladimir Lepota’ (the word means “beauty” in old Russian). First, he worked in a company of cereamists “Lepota’, then left it and started working on his own as Vladimir Lepota.
Meanwhile, he has been engaged in pottery for more than 15 years. Vladimir spent his childhood near the brick factory, so his inquisitive mind has never had the problems with the clay and how to use it. But to ceramics from the professional point of view approached only in the late 90s.
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Belarusian artist Vikentiy Rozhko

Painting by Vikentiy Rozhko

Blue winter. Painting by Vikentiy Rozhko

Belarusian artist Vikentiy Rozhko
Born in February 1948 in the village of Gerbelevichi of the Dyatlovo district, Vikentiy became interested in painting in early childhood. According to the artist, he received the first professional lessons in 9-10th grades from the artist-teacher Vladimir Zhuk, who came from Minsk to work in his school. Vikentiy recalls his teacher with great gratitude. After high school, the future artist entered the graphic arts department of the Vitebsk Pedagogical Institute. He mastered the skill of oil painting in the workshop of famous Belarusian artist Nekrasov. Besides, his teacher on watercolor painting was one of the founders of the Belarusian watercolors – F. Gumen.
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Porcelain miniature by Svetlana Oreshkina

Porcelain miniature by Svetlana Oreshkina

Thistle, tea cup and a saucer. Porcelain miniature by Svetlana Oreshkina

Porcelain miniature by Svetlana Oreshkina – tea sets, stunning in their brightness, vividness and naturalism. According to the master herself, she has been creating porcelain miniature for more than twenty years. Meanwhile, mniature birds that adorn the plates, look like they are going to fly up any minute, and berries on plates look as fresh as if they have just been picked up. The nature itself enclosed in these small porcelain figurines. Indeed, butterflies, bees, frogs, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and lizards – everything breathes with life. Just look and enjoy a warm summer day, when buttercups, violets, daisies bloom on the porcelain plates and cups.
Born in Moscow, Russian porcelain artist Svetlana Oreshkina lives and works here. She graduated from the Moscow State Open Pedagogical University. Besides, she is a member of the Artists’ Union of Russia, and a permanent participant of national and foreign art exhibitions.
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Russian folk wooden toys

Set 'Trinity-Sergius Lavra'. SN Moyunov and NV Petrov, Sergiev Posad, 2001 Wood, painting, metal

Set ‘Trinity-Sergius Lavra’. SN Moyunov and NV Petrov, Sergiev Posad, 2001 Wood, painting, metal

First of all, known since ancient times, Russian folk wooden toys are inextricably linked to cultural, folkloric and household characteristics of the corresponding historical period and the region of their production. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that wooden toys were still in East Slavic tribes in the IX century BC. However, confirmation of this presents only in historical documents. Unfortunately, samples of toys almost did not survive due to the peculiarities of wood as a material. Even the works of the masters of the XVIII century reached the present in very small quantities, and, of course, kept in the museums.
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Landscape painter Dmitry Levin

Landscape painter Dmitry Levin. At the lake

At the lake. Oil on canvas. Artwork by Landscape painter Dmitry Levin

Landscape painter Dmitry Levin has established himself as a talented representative of the Russian realist school. The most important source of his art – attachment to nature, which he tenderly and passionately loves and feels a part of it. Born in 1955 in Morshansk, Dmitry Levin graduated from the department of painting of Penza Art College in 1976. He is Academician of the International Academy of Art, a member of the Artists Union of Russia, the International Art Fund, and Federation of Professional Artists. Levin was awarded medals “For contributions to the arts” and “National Treasure” golden mark of the International Academy of Art.
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