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Unknown jeweler Pablo Picasso

Portrait of Dora Maar in ink and color pencil by Picasso set in carved yellow gold ring and polychrome enamel band, c. 1936-1939

Unknown jeweler Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Dora Maar in ink and color pencil by Picasso set in carved yellow gold ring and polychrome enamel band, c. 1936-1939

Unknown jeweler Pablo Picasso. The fact that Pablo Picasso had also worked in this direction of art is not often remembered. Maybe because comparing to his paintings, these jewelry artworks looked not bright enough. Or maybe just because their price never reached that for his paintings. Several intricate works of the great artist were brought to the public only in 1998. Although these jewels were kept in the house of Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso’s love for many years, very few people knew of their existence. Jewelry artworks were up for auction only a year after her death. Marc Blondeau – the founder of Sotheby’s auction helped make jewelry catalog in 1998. He did it in the apartment of Dora Maar on Rue de Savoie in Paris, where she lived from 1936 to 1945, during her affair with Picasso. “Jewels were everywhere, under the bed, in old shoe boxes …” – recollected Blondeau. “She kept them carefully, with a memory of Pablo.”
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Eggshell mosaics by Lyubov Meshakina

Eggshell mosaics by Lyubov Meshakina

Eggshell mosaics by Lyubov Meshakina

Eggshell mosaics by Lyubov Meshakina.
Russian mixed media artist Lyubov Meshakina has created a wide collection of beautiful art pieces with a variety of creative work, including pencil drawings, paintings, panels of eggshell mosaics, knitted and embroidered things, and interior accessories. There is hardly any direction of applied art in which the talented young craftswoman Lyubov Meshakina hasn’t tried her hand yet. The special place in her art have adornments and accessories – necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, buckles, and etc. Lyubov Meshakina is a self-taught artist of applied art, working with leather, polymer clay, egg shells, paper, textile. The inspiration for her colorful art is Mother nature itself.
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Russian jeweler Feodor Ruckert

Beautiful enamel and silver antiques by Russian jeweler Feodor Ruckert

Beautiful enamel and silver antiques by Russian jeweler Feodor Ruckert

Descendants of Russian jeweler Feodor Ruckert live in Moscow, and they faithfully keep records of their family. Over the years, they preferred to keep silence about their ancestors. The silence was due to the fact that the family – of German origin, and this fact has been the cause of a number of difficulties during World War I, World War II and the Soviet era. Friedrich Mauritz Ruckert, a German by birth, was born in 1840 in the land of Alsace-Lorraine (now the territory of eastern France), and was brought to Russia at the age of fourteen – either by prince Yusupov or by Golitsyn. In Russia the jeweler was named Feodor Ivanovich Ruckert. In 1886, Fyodor opened his own studio of silver products. Beautiful works of Russian jeweler Feodor Ruckert have individual style, with the characteristic elements of Russian Art Nouveau. In 1887 he signed a contract with the Moscow branch of Faberge. Up to 80% of all Ruckert’s workshop products came out with the stigma of “Faberge”. The special color, filigree created a special unmistakable artistic style of Ruckert.
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Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs

Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs

Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs. Imperial Ballet Russe Musical Egg made of cobalt blue Limoges porcelain with 24k gold decoration. The “surprise” is three delicately enameled ballerinas rotate as the Swiss-made musical movement plays “Dancing Ballerina Waltz” by Strauss

Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs

Chicago based company “Exquisite and rare” offers incredibly beautiful high-level reproduction of classic Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs that will hold their value over time. The company focuses on the most exquisite mechanical musical devices of today and yesterday, including Singing Mechanical Birds, Rare Music Boxes, Antique Clocks, Musical Organs, Automatons, and other intricate mechanical works of significance. All of the Faberge Imperial Musical Eggs share a common Swiss music box movement and are done in exceptionally fine hand-painted Limoges porcelain in the styles of the original Faberge eggs that were given as gifts to Russian royalty. Also in the original tradition of the Imperial Eggs each of these eggs has a ‘surprise’ absolute favorites. It has an enameled and jeweled moving carousel that slowly revolves as the Swiss movement plays “Carousel Waltz.” There is only one authentic Faberge
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Multicolored carpet of computer junk

Multicolored carpet of computer junk. art project by Federico Uribe

Multicolored carpet of computer junk. art project by Federico Uribe

This multicolored carpet of computer junk is an art project by Federico Uribe. After drawing pictures of wires of different colors, he decided to attach the other components from computers and other electronics. The result was an art project Tapete: multicolored carpet of computer junk. Multicolored carpet resembles eastern mandala. The artist carefully selected and combined chips and motherboards, coolers and fans, buttons, CDs, cables. Even old mice, joysticks and parts of headphones and speakers were used for this art rug. Federico Uribe is one of those modern artists who shows that this genius does not stop even in the lack of traditional materials for creativity. His fantasy and imagination are able to build something incredible, original and surprising even from the trash. Some more unusual art projects can be found on the website of the artist.
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Artful breakfast by Ida Skivenes

Artful breakfast by Ida Skivenes. The famous «Son of Man» by Rene Magritte in the «food» version

Artful breakfast by Ida Skivenes. The famous «Son of Man» by Rene Magritte in the «food» version

Artful breakfast by Ida Skivenes.
Norwegian creative artist and photographer Ida Skivenes from Oslo has turned her talents to the kitchen table. Ida recreates iconic paintings of Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh and other artists on toast or just on the plates. In the role of paints and brushes plays food. The result is a very colorful and funny breakfast for the whole family. As a rule, on the creation of art breakfast Ida spends from 5 to 15 minutes. The American business magazine Fast Company has ranked Ida Skivenes as one of the top 100 most creative people in business in 2014.
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Kaleidoscope sand paintings by Joe Mangrum

Kaleidoscope sand paintings by Joe Mangrum

Beautiful floor mosaics of colored sand, Kaleidoscope sand paintings by Joe Mangrum

Kaleidoscope sand paintings by Joe Mangrum.
With the help of only colored an installation and multiple-medium artist Joe Mangrum paints the streets and creates beautiful colorful floor mosaics in museums and entertainment centers of large cities in the United States. Intricate floral patterns similar to the patterns of a kaleidoscope and symmetrical to the nearest millimeter, Mangrum created without any preparation. According to Joe Mangrum, he never knows in advance what kind of pattern it will turn out. The artist creates, coming up with new details on the move. Each new work is a complete improvisation. The main thing that is required to work – capable hands and titanic patience. In the gallery of a talented mix-media artist – paintings, sand paintings, installations, sculpture, prints.
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