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Drawings by French artist Cloudmilk

Solitude, graphite drawing by French artist Cloudmilk

Solitude, graphite drawing by French artist Cloudmilk

French self-taught artist Claude named ‘Cloudmilk’ (born August 14) has been on deviant art since 2010 when he started drawing. The fabulous artist is still searching his own style. Cloudmilk’s small gallery includes beautiful pencil drawings which can be considered hyperrealistic. The young artist tries to capture the essential of a subject, and shows emotion, movement and light. The artist himself says “I love all kind of graphic arts. I focus on graphite drawing at the moment as I’m learning, but my goal is painting and wood sculpture. Photography can be so inspiring too. I love classical and realistic art.. I wish I could live with my art … sometime”.
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Russian artist Nikolai Blokhin

Painting by Russian artist Nikolai Blokhin

Painting by Russian artist Nikolai Blokhin

Russian artist Nikolai Blokhin was born 22 May 1968 in St. Petersburg. Contemporary Russian artist Nikolai Blokhin without a doubt will be on a par with the world’s classical paintings over the centuries. Nikolai Blokhin received a classical education at the St. Petersburg Institute named after Repin, and is considered one of the best followers of Russian art with a new level of academic and realistic traditions. Nikolai Blokhin is known primarily as a portrait painter, though he also paints landscapes, still lifes, genre paintings. But it is the portrait that is the most important aspect of his talent. Blokhin is not only a skilled artist, a great colorist, he is also a connoisseur of human souls. His portraits have psychological insight, passion and emotion, idea and inspiration.
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Russian artist Ivan Selivanov

Dog. Painting by Russian artist Ivan Selivanov

Dog. Painting by Russian artist Ivan Selivanov

Russian artist Ivan Selivanov (1907-1988) began painting in the early 1940s and did not cease until death. Self-taught artists Selivanov received the most enthusiastic comments from artists, art historians. Ivan Egorovich Selivanov is often compared to the great original artist Vincent Van Gogh. His name deservedly stands next to Niko Pirosmani and Henri Rousseau. In 1969, the well-known documentary filmmaker M. Litvyakov made ​​the film “People of Kuznetsk land,” one of the stories of which was devoted to Ivan Selivanov, and in 1984 was made a feature film directed by V. Prokhorov, “Seraphim Polubes and other inhabitants of the Earth”, which is based on Selivanov’s biography, his works were shown in the film. The works of unique Siberian artist Ivan Selivanov were admired in Paris, London, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Bonn, Montreal, New York.
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Photorealist painter Rod Chase

A Grateful Nation

A Grateful Nation. Photorealist painter Rod Chase

Photorealist painter Rod Chase is famous for his incredibly beautiful hyperrealistic cityscapes, paintings of the most iconic places in the United States, as well as abroad – in Italy, Great Britain, France. Rod Chase was born in 1965, in Vancouver, Canada, in the Ukrainian family. He started painting as a teenager. In 1986 Rod Chase moved to the United States and began focusing on cityscape, architectural painting in a photo-realist technique. “One thing that sets me apart from other artists is that I will draw out my paintings first, then take it in 6-inch squares and work only on that section. It’s almost like doing a mini-abstract.” Chase works with acrylics on canvas, each piece takes hundred of hours to create. Each painting from Rod Chase is a masterpiece created from extensive research and numerous photographs of each of his subjects. Rod Chase is represented by Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas.
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Russian artist Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff

Russian artist Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff

Chinese girl by Russian artist Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff

Russian artist Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff was born 100 years ago in Petropavlovsk, in the Far East of Russia, on December 13, 1913. After the revolution of 1917, Vladimir’s family emigrated with him to Chinese Manchuria. During the Second World War he was in a prison camp in Java. In 1946 Tretchikov moved to South Africa, there the talented self-taught artist Vladimir Tretchikoff became one of the top 10 artists of the country. Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic portraits, still life and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China and Malaysia, and later life in South Africa. He worked in oil, watercolor, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for his reproduction prints which sold worldwide in huge numbers. The reproductions were so popular that it was said Tretchikoff was second only to Picasso in popularity.
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Seashell mosaics by Marina Alexandrova

Seashell mosaics by Marina Alexandrova

Flamingo. Seashell mosaics by Marina Alexandrova

Seashell mosaics by Marina Alexandrova.
Russian professional artist of applied art Marina Alexandrova finds uniqueness in simplicity and beauty in ordinary seashells. Creating colorful and detailed landscapes, still lifes, and fantasy artworks she uses only natural color clams and mussels combining color and shape. All her art works are elegant, original, and exclusive, due to the fact that there are no identical shells in the nature. This direction of art is called Conchology. Working on seashell mosaic, Marina also uses the diversity of shellfish – as for many of them she has to go to distant lands. And traveling is not in vain: in the warmest seas she finds shellfish of the most vivid colors and whimsical shapes and textures. Marina Alexandrova started working with seashells approximately 10 years ago. Now Moscow based artist Marina Alexandrova is a member of Russian Union of Artists, and author of the book “Seashells and Coastal Decor”.
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Realistic landscapes by Vladimir Alexandrov

Realistic landscapes by Vladimir Alexandrov

Realistic landscapes by Vladimir Alexandrov

Realistic landscapes by Vladimir Alexandrov.

Russian, Moscow based artist Vladimir Alexandrov was born in 1972 in Cheboksary. In 1991, he graduated from the Cheboksary Art school, then Moscow State Academic Arts institute named after V.I. Surikov, faculty of painting. He studied in the workshops of professors A. I. Fomkin and V. N. Zabelin. Vladimir Alexandrov became the Member of the Union of Artists of Russia in 2003. In his works he uses centuries-old traditions of Russian realism. Native landscapes of Russian nature created by Alexandrov are incredibly soulful. Alongside with landscapes, the artist works in such genres of painting as realistic portraiture. He paints portraits of famous and ordinary people, children and adults, as well as copies of paintings of old masters. Since 1994, Vladimir Alexandrov has participated in many group and solo exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including Basel (1994-1997, Switzerland) and Santa Fe (2004, USA). Talented contemporary Russian painter Vladimir Alexandrov lives and works in Moscow.
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