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Russian artist Alexey Ezhov

Angel. Painting by Russian artist Alexey Ezhov, St. Petersburg

Angel. Painting by Russian artist Alexey Ezhov, St. Petersburg

Russian artist Alexey Ezhov
Bborn in 1970, in Lipetsk, Alexey Ezhov is one of the most enigmatic artists of St. Petersburg. His skill imbued with profound mysticism and extraordinary deep perception. In the works of the artist traced creative reconsideration and continuation of painting subjects and ideas of Bosch, Brueghel, Leonardo and other great masters. Painting by Alexey Ezhov attracts art lovers by the mystical worlds filled with surreal creatures. Sometimes even religious stories, and always philosophically inspirational.
Alexey Ezhov graduated from the Faculty of art and drawings of Tashkent State Pedagogical University in 1992. Since 2001 he lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His art gallery, except painting, includes photo-art and sculpture. The artist’s works are in private collections in France, Germany, Russia and Japan.
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ValrArt watercolor portraits

Amy Winehouse. ValrArt watercolor portraits

Amy Winehouse. ValrArt watercolor portraits, Ukrainian artist Valentina Ra

ValrArt watercolor portraits
Ukrainian artist watercolorist Valentina Ra, aka ValrArt, has created a stunning gallery of watercolor portraits of iconic figures of the XX century. In particular, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Liza Minnelli, Vivien Leigh, Edith Piaf, Sophia Loren. Besides, portraits of contemporary celebrities – Monica Bellucci, The Twilight Saga actors, Angelina Jolie, and Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones). Also, animalistic series of watercolors, signs of the zodiac.
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Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Pendant design sourced from an antique castle button. Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Pendant design sourced from an antique castle button. Ivy Woodrose jewelry art

Ivy Woodrose jewelry art
American artist jeweler Ivy Solomon, aka Ivy Woodrose, began designing her own jewelry in 2002. Experimenting with silver, cold enamel and silver metal clay, she developed new and unusual technique which to this day provides huge scope for creativity. The product in particular, made of sterling silver with inlays of silver metal clay 925 (precious metal clay PMC). And the top covered with a layer of cold colored enamel. Besides, some decorations supplemented with fresh water pearls and 22k gold.
As a result, art works of jewelry brand “Ivy Woodrose” received recognition and awards at exhibitions in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. The world-famous company Rio Grande, awarded Ivy awards for first place in the international competition of young designers, Saul Bell Design Competition, in 2004 and 2006. Her works have appeared in fashion magazines and catalogs. Also, one of the publications called “The Spirit of Summer” was an article that belonged to Mitsubishi Company.
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Controversial coin art by Andre Levy

Controversial coin art by Andre Levy. Amy Winehouse on a French coin

Amy Winehouse on a French coin. Controversial coin art by Andre Levy

Controversial coin art by Andre Levy

Brazilian Sao Paulo born designer Andre Levy (a.k.a. @zhion) is currently living in Frankfurt, Germany.
The recent exhibition of his art works – painted coins in the gallery of Norwich, England has caused lots of controversial opinions. In particular, his art consists of a series of portraits painted on coins of different countries. The coins turned real image into something opposite, for example Franco on a Spanish coin into Divine, or Chinese coin remade into René Magritte’s “The Son of Man”, etc. These miniature fantasies of iconic figures of pop culture fit into the space of the real image of a coin have some controversy. According to some people, Levy’s creativity as a work of art. However, others see his art as a kitsch and disrespect to their culture. Indeed, there’s a thin line between expressing artistry and being respectful to other cultures.
The project called ‘Tales You Lose’ presents coins from suddenly new side. The artist’s statement – What makes some cents more valuable than others – the stories they carry. Sometimes they are just not yet to be seen. Those are the Tales You Lose.
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Denise Nielsen and George Worthington wood art

Lily's Of The Valley. Wood art by Denise Nielsen and George Worthington

Lily’s Of The Valley. Denise Nielsen and George Worthington Wood art

Denise Nielsen and George Worthington wood art
Traditionally, wood is the most accessible and easily processed material and essential for the manufacture of many products and parts. It provides great opportunities for the realization of the artistic intent of the author. Because of the relatively light and good workability, as well as many other positive properties of wood can be created a variety of shapes, color, texture and details. It is also important that the wood art can be easily organized in the home. The amazing things of a trompe l’ oeil quality create a married couple – American wood artists Denise Nielsen and George Worthington. Denise as a professional artist, she invents the future images. She is also a teacher of fine arts. And her husband, George – just self-taught. He watched the work of his wife over the years and from her he received enormous practical education.
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Christmas tree handmade toys

Sun. Christmas handmade decoration with the elements of the porcelain

Sun. Christmas tree handmade toys with the porcelain elements

Christmas tree handmade toys
New 2015 – the year of the Goat, and it finally comes in its right on February 10. As a talisman of the Year is Green wooden goat, in 2015 there should be nothing artificial. Christmas tree needs special care, and the decoration elements should be handmade – Christmas balls, homemade snowmen, toys, ribbons, butterflies, etc. To date, Russian art studio “Russian Елка” (Russian Christmas tree) offer a wide collection of exclusive Christmas handmade decorations at the high artistic level. According to some sources, the author of these toys – Doll Workshop at Lanskoy. Christmas-tree toys by “Russian Christmas tree” – made and painted entirely by hand.
The Christmas balls “Palekh” – made in fully respected technology, which masters used in the manufacture of famous Palekh lacquer miniature. The finest paintings, gold leaf, the right technology and the production of these balls with artistic painting will not leave anyone indifferent.
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Art brooches by Gulnara Zelinskaya

I believe in miracles. Children's brooch. Made of polymer clay in the author's technique of patchwork modeling

I believe in miracles. Art brooches by Gulnara Zelinskaya. Made of polymer clay in the author’s technique of patchwork modeling

Art brooches by Gulnara Zelinskaya
Self-taught artist of applied art Gulnara Zelinskaya lives in the beautiful old Siberian city of Irkutsk. According to the artist, she is a happy woman, at least she considers and feels herself like this. And the reason is simple -her business relates to Art. In particular, modeling – her passion, self-development, income and her way of life at the same time. In fact, she has been working with polymer clay for three years. Meanwhile, it all started with a souvenir magnets for the New Year. After the birth of her baby, she, sitting on maternity leave, found some time on creativity. And since then, her passion grew into a permanent job.
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