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Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova

embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova

… And starry sky above the head. Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova (Scenes of everyday life embroidered by Russian artist of applied art)

Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova. Russian artist of applied art Zhanna Korznyakova was born in Nizhny Tagil. She graduated from Nizhny Tagil Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of primary classes. Her applied art is fantastic, actually she turns usual everyday life stories into embroidered paintings. Zhanna had personal exhibitions in different cities, from her native Nizhny Tagil, to Moscow, Bratislava, Riga, and Nantes (France). Her works are in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich. Decorative hot enamel art

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich. Russian artist of applied art Tatiana Sipovich was born in 1957. She graduated from the Kursk pedagogical university, the graphics faculty. Tatiana Sipovich works in the technique of a water color, hot enamel, painting. Tatyana has been taking an active part in regional, republican, international exhibitions, and also international symposiums on hot enamel. Tatiana Sipovich is a Member of Artists Union of Russia, the International Association of Fine Arts – IAA UNESCO.
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Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov

Tsekunovka - wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov, wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov. All these beautiful items are made in the technology known under different names – “Belarusian filigree”, “Gomel filigree”, “Sozh filigree,” “Tsekunov filigree”, or simply “Tsekunovka.” The name “Tsekunovka” is the most appropriate and emphasizes the authorship of its creator. According to the craftsmen, nobody else makes the same art things in the world. Gomel wooden filigree was developed and brought to life by a wonderful craftsman from Gomel, Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov. An ancient technique that was used in the XV century to adorn the icons have been forgotten. In 1990 filigree wood master Vladimir Tsekunov revived this art. The talented master died in spring 2008, but he has left not only his masterpieces, but followers, who continue creating filigree decorated plates, boxes, desktop utensils, salaries, frames, table tops, decorative dishes – this is an incomplete list of items that can be decorated with “Tsekunovka”, giving them a unique appearance.
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Decorative art by Aira

Decorative plate painted in 'point-to-point' technique by Russian artist of applied art Irina

Decorative plate painted in ‘point-to-point’ technique by Russian artist of applied art Irina

Decorative art by Aira. Russian artist of applied art Irina (Aira) is from Volgograd. Irina is a skillful master of decoration, her artworks are beautiful – decorative plates, stained glass, jewelry, candles, painting. Her colorful works are made in “Point-to-Point” technique. Whatever she creates, she does it perfectly.
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Straw Embroidery by Natalia Lashko

Straw Embroidery by Natalia Lashko

Triptych ‘Malwa’ 1997. Straw Embroidery by Natalia Lashko

Straw Embroidery by Natalia Lashko. Talented Russian artist of applied art Natalia Lashko comes from the old Russian city of Voronezh. The girl grew in the family of an artist – her father was a painter and decorator. The first art education Natalia received at the Penza Art College. She had a great desire to continue art studies in high school in Moscow or Leningrad, but fate decided differently. Natalia entered the Kharkov Art and Industry Institute, where she met her future husband – Vladimir Lashko. Today he is an honored artist of Ukraine, the sculptor. Natalia Lashko is a Member of the National Union of Folk Art of Ukraine.
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Unique glass art of Murano

Unique glass art of Murano

Unique glass art of Murano. Beautiful sculpture made by Murano glass artists

Unique glass art of Murano. On the remote island of Murano 1.5 kilometers from Venice, there are glass factories focused on the manufacture of fantastic beauty. Unique Murano products (Antica Murina) are handmade, known since the 10th century and every glass-creation is unique and exclusive. The price may vary from a few euros to hundreds thousands (works of art), and they are all unique. Murano glass – one of the most desirable gifts from Italy, although, in principle, to buy products made from Murano glass is possible in many parts of the world. Murano glass-makers still insist that authentic Murano glass is fabricated only in Murano.
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Russian Goldwork embroidery

Russian Goldwork embroidery

Russian Goldwork embroidery – collected for centuries experience of old masters

Russian Goldwork embroidery. The art of embroidery with the use of metal, gold, silver, or copper threads is called Goldwork. Goldwork embroidery masters usually used imitation of gold threads, gold-coated silver, and even if they used gold, it contained a very low percent of real gold. Originated in Asia 2000 years ago, it reached a high level of skill in the Medieval England, all over Europe, and Russia. Beautiful Goldwork was used in church vestments, hangings, later in clothing and furnishings of the royalty and nobility, then – military and official regalia. In Russia, more than in any other country, Goldwork is most commonly used for the highest-quality church vestments and art embroidery, for occasional and special use, due to both the expense of the materials and the time to create the embroidery, and because the threads will not hold up to frequent laundering of any kind.
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