Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

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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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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