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Children’s Games by Bruegel

Children's Games. Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Oil on wood, 1560 Vienna, Austria. Museum of Fine Arts

A kind of illustrated encyclopaedia of children’s games of the time – “Children’s Games”, Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Oil on wood, 1560 Vienna, Austria. Museum of Fine Arts

Children’s Games by Bruegel
Fantastic city appears before the audience in the picture. On the streets we do not see a single adult. Only children live in the world of game. Left without strict supervision of parents and educators, boys and girls are enthusiastically about their business. Children jump, ride on sticks, roll hoops, play leap-frog, run tops, blow bubbles, walk on stilts, play with toys, ride on each other, climb fences, Handstand, swim. Copying adults, they represent a joust, trade shop, and wedding. The artist tried to give the fullest possible understanding of all known to him children’s games.
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CD art and crafts

CD art and crafts Lizard in Madrid, Spain

Lizard in Madrid, Spain. CD art and crafts

CD art and crafts
Starting to slowly go out of fashion, CDs have become a material for creating various art objects. Now we can download a music directly on the phone or watch a movie that we would like to see on a flash drive. Memory is becoming much greater than the memory of disk. And if you have a few dozen CDs around the house, do not rush to throw them away, as they can live a second life. Just have a look at what your unwanted discs, thanks to the creativity of craftsmen turn into. From one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments to glamorous plates and clocks. There are creative ideas and ways to recycle the pile of your old CDs. However, keep your head up and be careful – don’t cut CDRs, as the incredients are toxic.
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Artful Bakery cakes by Vladimir Sizov

Birthday cake on Vampire Ball production. Artful Bakery cakes by Vladimir Sizov

Birthday cake on Vampire Ball production. Artful Bakery cakes by Vladimir Sizov

Artful Bakery cakes by Vladimir Sizov
Professional bakery chef Vladimir Sizov has been working in the Bakery cakes for more than ten years. He studied at the Confectionary and Bakery Mastery Lyceum. Understand the idea of the man who designs cakes, his lifestyle, mood, thoughts if you wish. His approach to creating cakes is somewhat special. Meanwhile, to create a complex realistic cake is similar to a work of a sculptor rather than a confectioner.
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Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Beautiful sand carpet. Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras

Antigua Guatemala street art Alfombras – Carpets made for Holy Week Semana Santa in Antigua. These beautiful carpets made of sand and sawdust, decorate the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Traditionally, the creation of these carpets (Alfombras) begins on the last Sunday before Easter, when the street artists cover the old Guatemala city with a layer of sand. Just the time to create nice patterns on a plane sandy base. The themes of these paintings are various – from Mayan tradition to Christian religion and nature. For the work craftsmen use carefully-carved wooden stencils. Meanwhile, some of these stencils are passed on from generation to generation, though the new ones are added every year. However, the design of the alfombras is always unique.
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Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev

Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev. Creating with Pushkin

Creating with Pushkin. Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev

Painting cats Vladimir Rumyantsev
Born in 1957 in a small Russian city of Cherepovets, Vladimir began drawing at the age of four. Rumyantsev graduated from art school with specialization “commercial artist”. And later, he also graduated from the State Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after Ilya Repin (1976). Professional graphic artist, Vladimir Rumyantsev is a Member of society of watercolorists of St. Petersburg.
Meanwhile, the main inspiration for the artist – cats. They are so expressive and painted with a sense of humor that can hardly leave anyone indifferent. Besides, cat lovers may recognize their own pets in cats painted by Vladimir Rumyantsev. His cats live in St. Petersburg. They communicate with the angels, walk on the roofs, sing songs, play golf, and enjoy fishing. In general, they lead a normal cat’s life. Charged with love for life and optimism cats communicate with angels and believe that life is good.
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Chocolate Room by Elena Kliment

Chocolate Room by Elena Kliment. Chocolate cat resting on a chocolate sofa

Cat resting on a chocolate sofa. Chocolate Room by Elena Kliment

Chocolate Room by Elena Kliment
On February 13, in the interior and delicatessen center mc2, located on the 68a Krasta street, Riga, took place an event for lovers of the sweet life. For the first time in Latvian capital appeared a Chocolate room. Riga joined those few cities with the chocolate rooms built in life size. The area of the chocolate room is 20 square meters, according to the media reports. The room perfectly combines delicacies and the interior, presented as the real room with designer furniture in natural size. The author of Chocolate Room – famous Belarusian chocolate sculptor Elena Kliment. By the way, for creation she used chocolate produced in different parts of the world: Switzerland, Belgium, Brazil, and New Zealand.
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Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel

Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel

The Hunters in the Snow, 1565 oil-on-wood painting by Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder

After Pieter Bruegel the Elder paintings on the theme of winter in the Netherlands came into vogue. However, Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel – not just a genre scene on the background of the rural landscape. This is a portrait of the world. To the present day from the series “Months” (“Seasons”) by Pieter Brueghel survived five paintings. The series continues the popular theme in medieval art cycle of seasons. Initially, in a cycle of paintings by Brueghel, most likely, was six, and “Hunters in the Snow” correspond December and January, that is, the work was conceived as a fifth, penultimate: the year in the Netherlands then counted with Easter.
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