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Hologram painting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew

Hologram painting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew, innovative artist from Thailand

An angel. Hologram painting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew, innovative artist from Thailand

Hologram painting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew
Thailand based young mixed media artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew has come up with a completely new technology to create three-dimensional images. In particular, the paintings look like a hologram but in fact, it is a painting on 5 layers of netting. Noteworthy, used for artistic purposes, this technology can encourage scientists to new inventions in the future.
Meanwhile, in order to create a portrait, alongside with oils the artist uses several layers of transparent fabric, strings, woods, mesh and thread. Due to the fact that the image is on several layers of fabric, depending on the angle of view, it looks as if alive.
Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew has won numerous awards from international art sphere and has just received the title “Artist of Distinction” from the National Exhibition of Art.
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Johan Laurentz Jensen Flower painting

Johan Laurentz Jensen Flower painting

Beautiful still life with flowers and a bird. Johan Laurentz Jensen Flower painting

Johan Laurentz Jensen Flower painting
Talented Danish artist Johan Laurentz Jensen (8 March 1800 – 26 March 1856) specialized in painting flowers. His floral arrangements have decorative and symbolic value. Flowers bouquets by Jensen are usually located in a vase standing on a tray. Dark neutral background helped to emphasize the colorful tones. Roses were often the main subject, sometimes depicted with other exotic flowers and fruits, sometimes even birds. Jensen mastered the art of transmitting the beauty of nature. His paintings are characterized by richness in color and variety. Some of them depict flowers lying on a table or in a basket, perhaps strung together in a wreath.
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Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin

Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin. In the northern wilderness, 1891. On the poem by Mikhail Lermontov 'Pine'. Kiev Museum of Russian Art

“In the northern wilderness”, 1891. Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin. Kiev Museum of Russian Art

Russian landscape painter Ivan Shishkin
Inspired by the poem of Mikhail Lermontov ‘Pine’ (1841), Russian artist Ivan Shishkin created his painting “In the northern wilderness” in 1891. Here is my translation of the poem:

In the northern wilderness stands alone
On the bare top of a mountain – a pine,
Asleep, it’s swaying, and loosing snow
In which it dressed like in mantle.

And it dreams of that far away desert,
In the region where the sun rises,
One and sad on the hot cliff
Beautiful palm tree grows.

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Black and white watercolors by Elicia Edijanto

One Day In The Elephant Village. Black and white watercolors by Elicia Edijanto

One Day In The Elephant Village. Relationship between children and animals. Black and white watercolors by Elicia Edijanto

Black and white watercolors by Elicia Edijanto
Indonesian artist Edijanto has created a collection of deeply nostalgic watercolors. Her paintings depict touching stories between children and animals. A special relationship of the child and the animal in black and white colors. Calm, expressive works make you think about the more important things in our lives. Young and talented artist Edijanto studied at Mahatma Gandhi School. Then she graduated from Tarumanagara University. She is currently living in her native Jakarta.
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Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Adorable kittens. Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak
Kharkov based artist Elena Fedoryak – the master reviving wool. She creates toys that can win the hearts of viewers. Realistic felted animals by Elena Fedoryak surprise with the naturalness and high skill of execution. According to Elena, for some reason, she can not perceive them as mere toys. She even believes that they are born, and she only helped them a little. Meanwhile, about felting Elena learned five years ago, quite accidentally, as she says, stumbled on the Internet. Seeing the images of felted toys, she realized that she was “hooked”.
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Inventor of quartz painting Alexander Nartov

Inventor of quartz painting Alexander Nartov

Beautiful seascape. Inventor of quartz painting Alexander Nartov

Inventor of quartz painting Alexander Nartov
Many connoisseurs of unique things know and love Alexander Nartov’s quartz sand art. Who would have thought that an ordinary sand can be so interesting artistic material giving a space for imagination! Since for the creation of works the basic material has become quartz sand, then a new technology was called Quartz painting. In 2003, Russian artist Alexander Nartov received a patent for the technology. Since that time, he has created a large number of paintings from quartz sand in various genres: still life, landscape, abstraction and even portrait. Everything is possible!
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Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

A cute mouse. Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Felted toys by Nadezhda Micheyeva

Russian self-taught artist Micheyeva lives in St. Petersburg. She is a dentist by education and profession. Felting miniature toys is just her hobby. Her talented works are expressive and touching. Adorable felted toys by Nadezhda leave no one indifferent. According to Nadezhda, it all started in a childhood, when she drew a lot, and constantly invented something. So, her mom took her to the art studio, but to painting she preferred molding plaster figures. In particular, she enjoyed making some primitive dolls, small animals and sewing clothes for them.
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