Art Kaleidoscope

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Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka

Lavender fields at Valensole. Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka

Beautiful Lavender fields at Valensole. Landscape photography by Tomas Vocelka (Czech Republic)

Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka
Characterized by minimalist composition, photography by Tomas Vocelka combines great details and textures. Noteworthy, journalist and photographer Tomas Vocelka prefers natural photography to using Photoshop program. Born in Krnov (Czech Republic), Tomas Vocelka lives in Kladno. In addition to landscape, Tomas Vocelka loves sport photography. Awarded at international photography contest Photo Annual Awards 2014, his works are often among the best on the photography websites. In particular, 500px.com and Pixoto.com.
In fact, lots of his pictures depict flowering summer countryside of upper Provence. Stunningly beautiful golden fields serve as a natural background for purple lavender.
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Simon Beck Snow Art

Simon Beck Snow Art

Creative patterns – Simon Beck Snow Art

Simon Beck Snow Art
According to English land artist Simon Beck, it all started when he bought an apartment in French Les Arcs in 2004. One evening, after the lifts closed, he went onto the little snow covered lake, plotted 5 points in a pentangle; and joined them up to make a star. He then filled in the 15 triangles that resulted and later added some circles and the result was impressive. When fresh snowfall covered the design he did another more complicated design. It took a while for the idea to take off. “Without snowshoes it was too physical and I abandoned it, and I didnt have a digital camera nor was there internet in Arc2000”.
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Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series 'Impossible is nothing'. Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series ‘Impossible is nothing’. Work by Photo artist Veronica Babenko

Photo artist Veronica Babenko
Young, beautiful and very promising artist Veronica Babenko lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has created a photo gallery of stunning in composition and subject matter works. Veronica’s creative fantasy shows the sweet expectation of a holiday, and this series of pictures is called “Impossible is nothing”. Gentle in the composition and color photos seem transparent and extremely warm, despite the winter fantasy and mood in the photos. Let Veronica have a successful future as a photographer and artist, and let the New Year bring her many new ideas and all dreams of a talented photo artist from Kazakhstan come true.
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Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov

Tragedy. Hyperrealistic painting by Pyotr Kozlov

Tragedy. Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov, Russian artist

Hyperrealistic oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov
These photorealistic pictures of apples, nuts and landscapes are, in fact, oil paintings by a talented Russian artist Pyotr Anatolievich Kozlov.
Born in the Siberian city of Omsk in 1967, Pyotr Kozlov is a member of the Union of artists of Russia. He graduated from the Omsk and Yaroslavl Art Schools. However, currently he is living and working in Moscow. Oil paintings by Pyotr Kozlov have been exhibited in the art galleries of Russia. His style of painting is realism and hyperrealism. But the prevailing genre in his painting – still life. Peter Kozlov tries to make objects alive and, undoubtedly, he does his best in it.
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Famous paintings food art

Famous paintings food art. Food Reproduction of Rene Magritte 'The Son of Man', 1964

Creative Reproduction of Rene Magritte ‘The Son of Man’, 1964. Famous paintings food art

Famous paintings food art

Russian photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina recreates famous paintings of world art. However, instead of paints she uses edible materials: vegetables, fruits, meat and other products. Tatiana Shkondina successfully combines the natural texture and color of vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and other natural materials. Among her food reproductions can be found paintings by Van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Piet Mondrian.
By profession Tatiana is a radio engineer, however, she never worked by the specialty. According to her, she started photographing by accident, on vacation, when she took the camera with her. For several years, Tatiana worked with such companies as «Campbell’s», «Bounduelle» and «Jacobs». Tatiana herself notes that feature food photography requires a lot of patience, because the products can not stay the same as they were put in the composition some time ago.
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Traditional African doors art

African doors art. Security doors in granaries, Dogon people of Mali

Security doors in granaries, Dogon people of Mali. African doors art

African doors art

Generally, carving skill spread among all the peoples of Tropical Africa. In addition to well-known and well recognizable sculptures, ethnographers and collectors study doors art that represent much. For example, the ritual, protective, aesthetic and social status. Besides, door art has a historical, narrative, and even instructive function.
Meanwhile, almost all African peoples used images of animals on the carved doors. Animal credited special qualities or traits, and even considered as one of the ancestors of people.
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2014 in art

Underwater Sculpture Park - Molinere St George

2014 in art. Underwater Sculpture Park – Molinere St George

What was 2014 in art? Where is the most unusual museum opened, who made the most impressive work of art and where they built the most strange building? The most amazing art news this year – in spectacular photographs. First underwater art museum called MUSA (Museo Subacuatico de Arte) opened off the coast of the West India Islands by sculptor Jason de Kleyrs Taylor. At the bottom of a shallow lagoon installed more than 500 of his sculptures. Gradually they become overgrown with algae and coral, so it’s a real changing museum in a changing world.
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