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Realistic painting by Chen Yifei

Realistic painting by Chinese artist Chen Yifei

Realistic painting by Chinese artist Chen Yifei

Realistic painting by Chen Yifei. Chen Yifei (April 12, 1946 – April 10, 2005) was a Chinese realist artist and a filmmaker. He graduated from the Art Institute of Shanghai. In the era of the Cultural Revolution, was known for large-scale portraits of Mao Zedong and large paintings on revolutionary themes. Chen Yifei graduated from the Art Institute of Shanghai in 1965. He lived and worked in the United States. After returning to China, Chen Yifei was one of the most commercially successful artists of the country and appealed to the cinema, directed two feature films and a documentary film “Escape to Shanghai” about the fate of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from Nazi persecution. Chen Yifei died during the filming of his third feature film “Barber”.
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Floral Beauty by Hungarian artist Gyula Siska

Floral Abundance by Hungarian painter Gyula Siska

Floral Abundance by Hungarian painter Gyula Siska

Floral Beauty by Hungarian artist Gyula Siska. Gyula Siska was born in 1958 in Szamosszeg, Hungary. His father was an artist and a professor of Fine Art. Gyula Siska graduated from the Art School of Fine Arts and Industrial Design, and the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Gyula started work as restorer in the Hungarian National Gallery and later in the Szechenyi National Library. He improved his style of painting working as a restorer. During this period he studied the old masters of the 17th and 18th Century, particularly the 17th Century Master Jan Davidsz de Heem (1606-1683). He started painting very detailed still life and floral subjects using a traditional technique. Beautiful paintings of Hungarian artist Gyula Siska have been exhibited in Hungary since 1985 and are now being collected worldwide.
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Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna

Fortuna, Blindfolded Goddess of Luck

Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna

Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna is the oldest Cult of Italic origin (di novensidenses), she is considered Goddess of chance, luck and fate. The oldest original meaning of the goddess Fortuna is difficult to determine. Its ancient temples were Fortis Fortunae and Aedes Fortunae, on the Forum Boarium. Judging by the nature of the holiday Fortis Fortunae and its time (June 24), the original meaning of the goddess was agricultural – deification of the accident, an unforeseen combination of circumstances that play such an important role in the life of the farmer.
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French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot

French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895)

French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895)

She was the first female impressionist. Her artistic heritage consists of about 400 paintings. Her life was bright, but quite short. It’s about Berthe Morisot. French impressionist painter Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was born in the French town of Bourges, in a very cultural and wealthy family. Since childhood, Bertha and her sister Edma showed ability to draw. First, with the artists worked Guichard, who also noticed an artistic talent in both sisters, and yet expressed concern about their future. After all, it was doubtful that a girl from a respectable bourgeois family could become a painter. But soon Bertha outgrown her teacher.
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Kaliningrad amber paintings

Painting of amber, Kaliningrad amber paintings

Bouquet. Painting of amber, Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad amber paintings. All these beautiful amber paintings, mosaic pictures are made in Kaliningrad region, Russia. Amber keeps frozen ray of sunshine for millions of years, so the pictures of amber are not only unique work of art, but also part of the sun’s heat, carried through millions of years. Painting made of amber is believed to have positive energy and positive effect on the human. The technique of making amber paintings is very similar to mosaics. Contour of the image is manually applied to cardboard or canvas and drawing is covered with amber crumbs, or amber beads of a certain size and color. Baguette is often made ​​of wood. Amber paintings are a real work of art, main genre – landscapes, portraits, icons, animals, etc.
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The Scarlet Flower by Yulia Selina

Russian artist Yulia Selina

Russian artist Yulia Selina

The Scarlet Flower by Yulia Selina. Russian artist Yulia Selina (Lia Selina) lives in Ramenskoe, Moscow region. Young and beautiful artist likes fairy tales and trees, purple color and witch hats, fairies and beetles, and she loves illustrating books. She began to draw as a child, like all children – painted houses in albums, then in copybooks, using gouache on Whatman paper, oil on plywood. Yulia Selina is a self-taught illustrator, and sometimes she regrets about it. Her first job while studying at the University of Management was as a designer in one of the printers of her small town. Safely received the diploma of the prestigious university, she realized that does not want to work where her ability to draw is not needed.
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Maples and cherries painting by Hasegawa Tohaku

Peonies. Painting by Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610)

Peonies. Painting by Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), Japan

Maples and cherries painting by Hasegawa Tohaku. Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610), a Japanese artist, founder of the school of Japanese painting during the Momoyama period (1572-1615), marking the transition from the classical to the late Middle Ages. Power passed to the most powerful princes who brutally suppressed opponents, led the country from the ravages of civil strife. Yet this “peace” was still fragile and unstable. Samurai clans continued to build huge castles, fortresses, to be able to hide behind their walls. Monumental castle architecture reflected ​​the power and wealth of their owners. Ceremonial and accommodations in castles were decorated with panoramic paintings and screens, which covered all the walls. Often these paintings were made on a gold-leaf background. Large decorative compositions ponderously gleaming gold were painted by Tohaku.
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