Talented artist Johnny Depp
Talented artist Johnny Depp proves the well-known theory that talented people are talented in everything, to be true. My favorite Hollywood actor reveals his secret talent (at least it was a secret for me) in oil painting. Johnny has painted portraits of some famous people, such as Marlon Brando, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kerouac, and of course his beloved Vanessa Paradis. In an interview with Douglas Brinkley for Vanity Fair (July 2009), he stated, "What I love to do is paint people's faces, y'know, their eyes. Because you want to find the emotion, see what's going on behind their eyes." An accomplished artist mixes Matisse's bold palette with Tim Burton's eerie aesthetic, his oil painting features the beautiful colors of red wine, dark bright hues. By the way, Johnny's first wife was an artist Lori Anne Allison, they began dating in 1983, and married on Christmas Eve of that year. This marriage ended in 1985. If not his busy acting career who knows where the talented and creative Johnny Depp would be, one thing is clear - he would be famous anyway - an artist, a model, a musician, a winemaker, a restaurateur.
Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya
Extraordinary artist Alexandra Putrya (1977-1989) became notable through painting thousands of artworks, before dying at the age of 11 from leukemia. Ukrainian artist Alexandra (Sasha) Putrya was born December 2, 1977 in Poltava region, then USSR. Having started painting at the age of 3, by the time of her death, at age 11, she had created around 2279 paintings, drawings, even techical scetches, many of which are collected within 46 albums, which are on display in a museum in Poltava. Her creative collection includes also poems, embossing, embroidery, clay products, soft toys. Alexandra Putrya had an intense interest in India, though she had never been there — she loved the country, its music, clothes, and customs, and even dreamed of marrying an Indian Movie Star. She was buried, dressed in Indian sari, in 1989.
Snowflakes by Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov
Snowflake photographer Alexey Kljatov. Almost all snowflakes are unique. Moscow based photographer Alexey Kljatov uses homemade tools for fixing stunning closeup of snowflakes. Of course, the definition 'homemade tools' is slightly exaggerated, but still the idea is created by Alexey. Alexey Kljatov photographs snowflakes on his balcony. As components of the installation, he uses his camera Canon A650, lens Helios 44M -5 from the old brand of Soviet camera 'Zenith', a little scotch, a piece of glass and wooden bar. Snowflakes turn out to look really beautiful, with ideal geometrical shapes. They say, there are no two identical snowflakes.
Lake Konigssee, the cleanest natural lake in Germany
Konigssee the cleanest lake in Germany. Beautiful natural lake Konigssee is considered the cleanest lake in Germany. Konigssee is located in the southeast Berchtesgadener Land district, Bavaria, near the border with Austria. Most of the lake is within the Berchtesgaden National Park. The Konigssee is surrounded by rock walls, high mountains, such as Watzmann massif in the west. Mountain surrounding the lake creates an unusual clear echo, e.g. a trumpeter plays along with the returning sounds so it sounds like as many as 7 multiple players. The effect attracts tourists, who come here on boats. It has become a tradition to play a flugelhorn or trumpet to demonstrate the echo. To save the cleanness of the lake, only electric-motor-powered ships, pedal boats, and rowing have been permitted since 1909.
Woman with a Mirror. Imperial Russian Tapestry Manufactory, Saint Petersburg. After a painting by Nicolas Lancret (French, Paris 1690–1743 Paris). Date - late 18th century. Medium - Wool, metal thread
Imperial Russian Tapestry Masterpieces. First Russian tapestry manufactory was founded by Peter I in 1716-1717. Remarkable Russian tapestries look like paintings of old masters. These outstanding examples of Russian applied art are based on the original paintings by European (Rembrandt, Nicolas Lancret, Anthony van Dyck, etc.) and Russian artists. Many copies of Hermitage paintings were specially made for the needs of the manufactory. These large-scale textile items include classical, biblical and genre scenes. Some tapestries were inspired by Russian history. The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, has a unique collection of Russian tapestries made in St Petersburg at the tapestry manufactory. On 1 June 1857, the Imperial Tapestry Manufactory was closed by decree of Alexander II. Imperial Russian Tapestry Masterpieces, as outstanding examples of Russian applied art are included in the permanent exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.