Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

My house is my soul. Painting by Grigory Ivanov

Painting by Russian artist Grigory Ivanov

The Moon. Painting by Russian artist Grigory Ivanov

My house is my soul. Painting by Grigory Ivanov
According to the artist, in this hard world, it is difficult to find Good. Besides, probably Good can be found only in art, if it brings light, of course. Simple pleasures, pure souls live in the lyrical works of Russian painter Grigory Ivanov. He paints something, that you begin to understand what art is necessary for, in our time of alarms and bustle. Painting style of Grigory Ivanov is close to primitivism and children’s drawings. The paintings also remind illustrations of legends, fairy tales, and myths.
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Fragile Herbarium Art

Fragile Herbarium Art. Herbarium collection of the Darwin Museum, Moscow

Beautiful red flowers, botanical drawing from the Herbarium collection of the Darwin Museum, Moscow. Fragile Herbarium Art

Fragile Herbarium Art
In fact, hand-made and modern technologies allow to permanently preserve the unique beauty of the plants, making them imperishable. They are able to fill the iving space of the house with positive energy. And one of the traditional styles of work with pressed flowers is the Herbarium Art. However, it differs from other floral collages by simple, natural location of the plant material. Besides, it allows to emphasize the beauty and uniqueness of certain plant species. Laconic and decorative, Herbaria can be widely used in interior design. The Herbarium Art, in fact, is a link between the botanical science and artistic pattern.
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Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes

The American Gothic. Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes

The American Gothic. Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes

Art Toast Project by Ida Skivenes
30 year-old Norwegian food artist Ida Skivenes (IdaFrosk) is currently living in Berlin, Germany. She started doing food art three years ago, sharing her creations on Instagram, where her creative breakfasts have over 270,000 followers now. According to Ida Skivenes, food should be fun and colorful, this very motto has brought success to her. Thanks to her food art she was offered a full time job as a food artist. The Art Toast Project consists of edible remakes of paintings by famous artists – Kiss by Gustav Klimt, The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, The American Gothic by Grant Wood, Amedeo Modigliani, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Edvard Munch, and many more. So far 23 art toasts have been made, 3 of them dedicated to the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
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Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Titmouse. Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova (Asunta)

Miniature Felted birds by Natalia Linkova

Russian artist of applied art Natalia Linkova (Asunta) shows both – her artistic skills and good knowledge of ornithology. Natalia Linkova lives in the southern city of Feodosia, in Crimea. According to her, she has been creative since childhood. As the artist writes on her website “I have always remembered myself with materials for creative work in my hands – scraps, beads, paint, canvas, thread, and so on. And I am happy that now there are even more possibilities, materials and knowledge, and there is no limit for perfection! There is something to strive for, there is so much to learn! I love what I do! And I only do what I love!”.
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Paper art by Juliana Bollini

Paper art by Juliana Bollini

Sculpture made of papier mache plus buttons, beads, and scraps of foil. Paper art by Juliana Bollini

Paper art by Juliana Bollini
Princesses, magicians and musicians – all this beauty Brazilian artist Juliana Bolliniy creates with dedication and patience.
Born and studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Juliana Bollini later moved to Sao Paulo. Fascinated by paper and scraps, she began working with modeling and clippings on paper in the 1990s, finding her own style in the use of mixed techniques. In 2012, she participated in the International art show Internazionale dell’Illustrazione per l’Infanzia of Sarmede, Italy. Noteworthy, her illustrated book was among the 30 best children’s books of Grow magazine.
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Russian artist jeweler Elena Kulemzina

Pendant 'Dragonflies' fragment. Mother of pearl, tempera, watercolor, Swarovski crystals, varnish

Fragment of ‘Dragonflies’ pendant. Mother of pearl, tempera, watercolor, Swarovski crystals, varnish. Art by Russian artist jeweler Elena Kulemzina

Russian artist jeweler Elena Kulemzina
Born and raised in the Vladimir region, since 1990, Elena Kulemzina has lived in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, which she really likes. According to her, the love for lacquer miniature came when she was a child and stayed forever. Elena Kulemzina is a mixed media artist jeweler experimenting with unusual materials. Gradually she has formed her own style.
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Engraving on glass by Kevin Gordon

Engraving on glass by Kevin Gordon

Stunning work of art. Engraving on glass by Kevin Gordon

Engraving on glass by Kevin Gordon
Born in Norway in 1968, Kevin Gordon, together with his family moved to Australia in 1980. According to Kevin, he followed in the footsteps of his father, having been engaged in the processing of glass. His skills developed through the influence of his parents, Alasdair and Rish Gordon. In glass art, by the way, are engaged other members of the family – his sister Eileen Gordon and her husband Grant Donaldson. And the last ones have their own Studio of Glassblowers. Meanwhile, in 1992, Kevin has created his own studio, specializing in engraving on glass. Kevin’s work featuring a unique appearance, is very popular among collectors, and in great demand in the galleries. The talented artist participated in numerous exhibitions, which took place in Europe. Besides, he has many prestigious awards.
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