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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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Photo in jewelry by Alexandra Goloviznina

Photo in jewelry by Alexandra Goloviznina. Brooch At sunset

At sunset, brooch. Photo in jewelry by Alexandra Goloviznina

Photo in jewelry by Alexandra Goloviznina
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Photographer and jewelry designer Alexandra Goloviznina now lives in Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Russia. Crimean nature is beautiful, vibrant, diverse and rich. Undoubtedly, it is a huge source of inspiration and joy for Alexandra. Beautiful flowering peach orchards, lavender and poppy fields, mountains and rocks, sea, sand, beautiful sky and clouds, and very bright sparkling stars …. “Crimean spring is so fresh, sunny and smells very tasty …. I am writing these lines and feel like a light, slightly cool spring breeze with the smell of cherry blossoms …. Autumn is warm, sunny and bright, too. Winter is so quiet, calm, and slow”. In addition to creating jewellery decorations, Alexandra photographs a lot, trying to capture the beauty that she sees around her.
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Handmade bracelets by Maya Valit

Two under umbrella. Handmade bracelets by Maya Valit

Two under umbrella, decoupage technique. Handmade bracelets by Maya Valit

Handmade bracelets by Maya Valit
The main activity of Moscow based artist Valit – residential and non-residential interior design. Her second favorite activity – interior decor, home accessories and jewelry in the decoupage technique. She, in particular, is engaged in creating bracelets in the decoupage technique. Valit loves black and white photos, retro style, and the beginning of the XX century. Also, pastel shades, bright happy colors, and elegant shapes, but she believes that everything has to be adapted to modern times. Gorgeous bracelets contain a plot that may lead to pleasant associations, thoughts or memories. Made of wood, warm, unobtrusive with discreet colors, bracelets by Maya Valit are light and look noble.
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Painting ballerinas Chinese artist Stephen Pan

Moments of Ballet. Painting by Chinese artist Stephen Pan

Moments of Ballet. Painting ballerinas Chinese artist Stephen Pan

Painting ballerinas Chinese artist Stephen Pan
Born in Shanghai in 1963, the boy showed interest in art very early. Pan was five, when his grandfather, famous for calligraphy and poetry, Bo Yin Pan, gave him the first lessons in drawing and painting. Ironically, in spite of his close relationship with formal Chinese traditions in art, Pan fell deeply in love with the paintings of the Renaissance and French Impressionist periods. Meanwhile, aged 13 heridatory artist Stephen Pan won the first of a series of National Art Excellence awards in China for his beautifully rendered oil paintings. Noteworthy, Pan began his teaching career in Shanghai at age 20 and found his young students were eager to study art from him.
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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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