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Automaton masterpieces of Metropolitan

Automaton masterpieces of Metropolitan

Beautiful sculptural composition Diana and the Stag. 1610. Automaton masterpieces of Metropolitan

Automaton masterpieces of Metropolitan
Beautiful automaton in the form of sculptural composition of Diana and the Stag was made in 1610. The author – German goldsmith Joachim Friess, born in Lubeck in 1579 (died 1620). Materials used – silver, partly gilt, jewels, enamel. After removing the head of the stag, you may fill the body with wine, wind up the motor (the key hole is in the base) and send lovely Diana down the table to your guests. The masterpiece is a part of automaton collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Gzhel ceramics by Sergei Karpukhin

Gzhel ceramics by Sergei Karpukhin

A bear with a bottle. Set for vodka (left), and tea pots. Beautiful Gzhel ceramics by Sergei Karpukhin

Gzhel ceramics by Sergei Karpukhin

Gzhel is a traditional folk art in Russia. In fact, Gzhel got its name from the village of Gzhel. The village, where blue pottery has been produced since the 14th century. These beautiful Gzhel sculptures and dishes were made by a talented craftsman Sergei Karpukhin. They say, talented people are talented in everything. And this is just about him – a director, producer, artist, and architect. Sergei Karpukhin was born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. He graduated from Krasnoyarsk Institute of Art, then the Moscow architectural Institute, and, finally, the Higher producer courses of Moscow Institute of Cinematography. Sergei is a member of the Union of Moscow architects, the Union of artists of Russia, and the Union of Cinematographers of Russia. In addition, he is a laureate of the cinematography prize “NIKA”.
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Beautiful Saint Barbara in art

Saint Barbara in art. The Martyrdom of Saint Barbara by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c. 1510

The Martyrdom of Saint Barbara by Lucas Cranach the Elder, c. 1510. Saint Barbara in art

Saint Barbara in art
Feast Day of St. Barbara is on 17 December in the Orthodox Church, and in the Catholic Church on December 4. St. Barbara (Varvara in Russian) lived in the third century in the city of Iliopole the Phoenician, she died in 306, venerated as a Christian martyr. In honor of her are named many geographical locations all over the world and even large asteroid, opened in 1883. Saint Barbara is depicted on the coat of arms of the village Vlasikha in the Moscow region. In 1995, Saint Barbara was declared heavenly patron of the strategic rocket forces of Russia. At destruction of the gold-domed St. Michael’s monastery in 1930s the relics of St. Barbara were given to the Museum, now they are held in the Vladimir Cathedral in Kiev, Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
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Noah Ark by Johan Hubers

Noah Ark by Johan Hubers

Amazing Noah Ark by Johan Hubers, Dutch enthusiast carpenter

Noah Ark by Johan Hubers

Dutch enthusiast carpenter, 60-year-old Johan Hubers built a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark. It took the skillful craftsman Johan Hubers three years to build the Ark in accordance with the description given in the Bible. So, the Dutch Ark has length-133.5 m (300 cubits), width: 22.25 m (50 cubits), and the height is 13.35 m (30 cubits). Like Noah’s Ark, there are representatives of different animals – not real, of course, just plastic mannequins. The only discrepancy is that the Ark was built from the mythical tree gopher (perhaps Cypress or Cedar), and the modern constructed of metal fragments of shells of old barges, sheathed by top Scandinavian Pine. This object is located in the Dutch town of Dordrecht, known as the ancient Capital and oldest city of Holland.
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Philosophical Dolls by Nadezhda Sokolova

Philosophical Dolls by Nadezhda Sokolova

Philosophical Dolls by Nadezhda Sokolova

Philosophical Dolls by Nadezhda Sokolova
Talented multi-media artist Nadezhda Sokolova was born in 1973 in Dresden, Germany. In 1986-1990, she studied in the Novgorod art school. And in 1995 she graduated with honors from the advertising Department of the Novgorod culture school. In addition, in 2000 she graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Technologies of the Novgorod State University. The artist works in the techniques of painting, graphics, batik, lacquer miniature, and doll. The author has the original style in miniature. Although the artist has equally awesome work in other areas of applied art, and mostly-silk painting and batik, I still draw your attention to her stunningly beautiful dolls. Even more, these dolls made by a talented Veliky Novgorod based artist and master of applied arts Nadezhda Sokolova.
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Thomas Kinkade Christmas decoration

Thomas Kinkade Christmas decoration

Thomas Kinkade Christmas decoration

Thomas Kinkade Christmas decoration

American artist Thomas Kinkade, born January 19, 1958 was a painter of popular realistic, bucolic, and idyllic subjects. He characterized himself as “Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light,” America’s most-collected living artist. One of every 20 American homes owns a copy of one of his artworks. Thomas Kinkade always captured the simple joys that make the holidays sparkle. His Village Christmas Collection includes paintings of snow-dusted village scenes, wondrous winter Christmas tree snowglobes, porcelain Santa Clauses, Snowman figurines, Christmas Wall Clocks, Crystal Ornaments, decorated with Swarovski crystals snowflakes, glass sculptures, etc. This year – 25th Anniversary tribute to Thomas Kinkade’s holiday art. On April 6, 2012, Thomas Kinkade died at his home in Monte Sereno, California of “acute intoxication” from alcohol and Valium. He was 54 years old.
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3D sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

3D sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

Cute panda. 3D sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini, Italian artist

Transparent 3D sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini
London based artist Benedetta Mori Ubaldini is from Milan, Italy. She studied to be a picture restorer and conservator in Italy. In 1994, she decided to enroll at the Middlesex University of London. Benedetta loves creating three dimensional sculptures of chicken wire, which come from a childlike side of her imagination. The magical power of transparency is capable of giving each piece the lightness of an apparition, a ghostlike quality, like a trance from memory. She skillfully builds her transparent sculptures of animals with balloon and wire.
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