Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

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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Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Flight on a red bird over the city. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Irina Charny is a self-taught mosaicist, creating amazing mosaic paintings. Material for her works – broken mirrors, glass, pebbles, beads, buttons, pieces of pottery, shells, stones. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny is a true work of art. The artist says about herself: “As a child growing up in Russia, even before I knew they were called mosaics, I created collages from pieces of broken glass, rocks, paper, seashells, and bits of crockery found in the street”. Irina Charny was born in Russia, now lives in California. Her mosaic represents harmony between Man and Nature – bright, vivid, filled with plot content. Here are people, music, dance, beautiful scenery, butterflies, birds, flowers.
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Russian artist Yuri Krasavin-Belopolsky

Melody for Infanta. oil on canvas. 2015. Russian artist Yuri Krasavin-Belopolsky

Melody for Infanta. oil on canvas. 2015. Painting by Russian artist Yuri Krasavin-Belopolsky

Russian artist Yuri Krasavin-Belopolsky
Born in 1957 in Moscow, Krasavin-Belopolsky graduated from the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (former Stroganov’s). He is a member of Moscow Union of artists, member of the International Federation of Artists of UNESCO. Creativity of Krasavin-Belopolsky is characterized by the range of creative research and represents a synthesis of the academic school of painting, iconography and modernism. His teachers – is the titans of the Renaissance and the great painters of Russia. It is the nature that surrounds us, and depths of the unconscious, elements of mysterious and mystical world. The artist works in series, developing his original method of painting on canvas, textural, and each time is presented to the audience in a new creative “role”.
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