Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Silver art by Anna Kiryanova and Ivan Chernykh

Cute doll-sheep with curly head. In the hands Lucy is carefully holding tulip flower. Silver art by Anna Kiryanova and Ivan Chernykh

Cute doll-sheep with curly head. In the hands Lucy is carefully holding tulip flower. Handmade pendant. Silver art by Anna Kiryanova and Ivan Chernykh

Silver art by Anna Kiryanova and Ivan Chernykh – a husband and wife, working in a creative tandem. Both artists have a higher art education with the specialty “jeweler’s art”. Besides, they are members of the jewelry section of the Union of Artists of Russia. The works of the creative duo constantly present at art exhibitions and competitions.
Meanwhile, from the materials they prefer working with silver. According to them, they like silver for its generosity and democracy, the ability to take any shape and ability to be combined with other materials. Anna Kiryanova believes that the main thing in the works – emotion, symbolism, fabulous and of course the incessant search for new forms and ideas. The creative duo of Anna Kiryanova and Ivan Chernykh live in the city of Kungur, Perm region, Russia.
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Painting by Russian artist Igor Rodionov

Painting by Russian artist Igor Rodionov. Rain of waiting

Rain of waiting. Oil on canvas. 2010. Painting by Russian artist Igor Rodionov

Painting by Russian artist Igor Rodionov

Born in 1962 in the city of Vladimir, Russian artist Igor Rodionov still lives here. First, from 1976 to 1980 he studied at the art school for children. Then, in 1985 he graduated from the Vladimir State Pedagogical Institute, graphic faculty. Participated in numerous exhibitions of different levels. Igor Rodionov is a Member of the Association of artists, portrait painters, and a Member of the International Art Fund. The oil paintings of freelance artist Igor Rodionov are in museums and private collections in Russia, Ireland, Japan, Israel, Germany and the United States.
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Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev

Panel in the genre of fantasy. Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev

Indian warrior. Ceramic panel in the genre of fantasy. Artist Viktor Goryaev

Ceramic panels by Viktor Goryaev
A unique artist, creating masterpieces at the intersection of painting, sculpture and design, Viktor Goryaev lives in Krivoy Rog. Meanwhile, on his personal website, he is extremely laconic: no descriptions, titles, only works of art. The noble warriors and crafty creations, embodied in a fantastic plot, ready to go off the wall. And each panel – a real miracle of master’s imagination, mixing motifs of the Middle Ages, Gothic, Scandinavian and even oriental. You can literally spend hours watching his art. However, he prefers not to specify works, believing that it only limits the imagination of the audience. Agree, because everyone sees something different in any picture.
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Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture. Lark. Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Stunning Lark. Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture made of glass, gold mosaic, opalescent glass, silvered glass, murrine, iron, cement, resin

Dusciana Bravura Mosaic Sculpture
Born in Venice in 1969, Italian artist Dusciana Bravura graduated from the Institute of mosaic art in Ravenna. After graduation, she studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. According to family tradition, began working with her father Marco Bravura, participating in the creation of nine important works commissioned by local authorities.
Meanwhile, Dusciana Bravura gained fame for her work on “The Thousand and One Nights”. In this work she combined murrina wedges and other elements in elegant harmony of colors and shapes.
Delicate gradations of light and shadow that looks something geometric and certain, the curvilinear and abstract inevitably attract the eye. However, best of all Dusciana managed to use the ancient mosaic technique in the modern context, giving life to an imaginary universe populated with mirrors and animals.
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Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Unique work by Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine

Dmitry Tikhonenko Steampunk coffee machine
Another masterpiece from the copper master Dmitry Tikhonenko – Steampunk coffee machine. Metal artist Dmitry Tikhonenko continues to delight viewers with his new works.
In fact, Dmitry completely transformed the home technology with his hands. In particular, refrigerator, microwave, stove, TV set, mobile phone, and speakers. Meanwhile, the next project of Wizard, working with copper, has become the coffee machine. According to the artist, on the creation of this machine, he has spent two months. Also, he thinks that it is his best work. So do I.
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Landscape painter Ford Smith

Drops of Nature

Drops of Nature. Landscape painter Ford Smith

American landscape painter Ford Smith was born and raised in Japan. His father was an Air Force serviceman based in Japanese village. He started painting at an early age under the guidance of an elderly Japanese painter. Some years later the future artist’s family moved back to the United States. Ford Smith studied painting at the University of Mississippi. After graduation he became interested in photography. In the late 70’s and 80’s Atlanta he was a well-known fashion photographer. Smith realized his natural talent for painting in the 90’s. His sense of nature – startling color combinations and mesmerizing horizons, featuring the optimistic philosophy of life and Asian aesthetic developed in his childhood. Despite his photography background, Ford Smith never paints from a photograph.
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Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Birthday feast. Metal junk sculptures by Andrey K

Metal junk sculpture by Andrey K is only a part of a large art collection created by him. Amazingly talented and creative artist Andrey K (b. 1972) lives in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the far East of Russia. He works as an electrician of communications. However, the soul of an artist finds a way out after work in his spare time. Meanwhile, Andrew K. is talented in everything he does – photography, sculpture, mosaic, and decorative work. Endowed by god artist sees inspiration in everything. And what happiness it is, when a person has a non-standard view of the world. Undoubtedly, the gallery of his work is worthy of an art exhibition of high level, but Andrew does not even have a website to show his work to the world.
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