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Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert. Hyperrealistic wooden sculpture of silky fabric and apples

Incredible wooden sculpture by professor Tom Eckert looks like paintings of old masters. Have you ever seen a floating book, floating cards, floating rock, magic made of wood? Genius of sculpture Art professor Tom Eckert from Arizona State University carves hyper-realistic sculptures – fabrics which looks silky smooth to the touch, and fruit which looks ripe for eating. All these sculptures are made entirely out of wood. The professor carves, turns, bends and laminates wood to looks like fabrics, glass, stone and fruit. After applying waterborne lacquer paint with spray guns and brushes. ‘The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and lime-wood because they carve and paint well and are very stable. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures’, explains professor.
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Stockholm Metro-longest art gallery in the world

Stockholm Metro-longest art gallery in the world

Stockholm Metro-longest art gallery in the world

Stockholm Metro-longest art gallery in the world
The Stockholm Metro or Stockholm tunnelbana is often called the longest art gallery in the world. About 90 of the 100 metro stations provide for visitors the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of representatives of the various types and areas of art. Here are fabulous grottoes (many stations are cut in the rocks as in the cave), sculpture, corners of classical architecture, wall reliefs, mosaics, graffiti and even a video installation. In the subway often hosts exhibitions. Their work in the Stockholm subway is provided by several hundred artists. Formerly, the state invested annually in the underground gallery about $ 1.5 million.
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Realistic miniature animals by Kerri Pajutee

Realistic miniature animals by Kerri Pajutee

Realistic miniature animals by Kerri Pajutee

Realistic miniature animals by Kerri Pajutee

American artist from Oregon Kerri Pajutee has been creating miniature sculptures of animals for over thirty years. Animals is her favorite theme, as she is fond of them. Her original handmade museum-quality miniatures are made in the traditional dollhouse style. In her one-of-a-kind work the Oregon based artist uses various materials, including polymer clay, alpaca, cashmere, wool, mohair, silk, feathers, etc. Kerri Pajutee is a member of International guild of miniature artisans, where she got a status in category of animal figures in 2001. The work of a talented miniature artist Kerri Pajutee is internationally recognized among miniature enthusiasts. Kerri’s realistic animal sculptures are featured in magazines, exhibited in galleries, special museums and stored in private collections worldwide.
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Child with Dove leaves Britain for Qatar

Child with Dove leaves Britain for Qatar. Child with dove, 1901, painting by Pablo Picasso

Child with Dove leaves Britain for Qatar. Child with dove, 1901, painting by Pablo Picasso

Child with Dove leaves Britain
After the painting by Paul Cezanne “The Card Players” royal family of Qatar has acquired yet another masterpiece of modernism – “Child with a Dove” by Pablo Picasso. The Spanish cubist painted it at the age of 20. For Qatar, buying it has become a great success, but for the art community of Great Britain – it is an invaluable loss, which they could not escape. Alas, the numerous protests, the launched in England a national campaign to raise funds to purchase £ 50 million painting has failed. “Why is one of the major masterpieces of painting, owned by the UK still allowed to leave the country? Where were the Art Fund, the National Portrait Gallery,” Tate Modern?” – outraged British newspaper. The painting “Child with a Dove”, which was in the country since 1924, now flew off to the collection of Qatar.
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Gothic chapel on bones

Gothic chapel on bones

Gothic chapel on bones – cemetery church of All Saints in Czech town of Kutna Hora

Gothic chapel on bones
Ossuary in Sedlec (chesh. Kostnice v Sedlci, cemetery church of All Saints with Ossuary) – Gothic chapel in Sedlec, a suburb of the Czech town of Kutna Hora. The chapel is decorated with human skulls and bones. On the decoration of the chapel used about 40,000 human skeletons. In 1278, Henry, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutna Mountains, was sent by the Czech King Otakar II to the Holy Land. He brought back some earth from Golgotha ​​and sprinkled it over the abbey cemetery. The news of this spread, and the cemetery has become a popular burial place of the people of Central Europe. Many thousands of people wanted to be buried in this cemetery. As a result of Medieval wars in the middle of XIV century, epidemics expanded greatly, particularly the epidemic of the Black Death.
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Beautiful recycled art by Barbara Franc

Inspired by ‘The Cholmondeley Ladies/Sisters/Twins’ Beautiful recycled art by Barbara Franc

Inspired by ‘The Cholmondeley Ladies/Sisters/Twins’ Beautiful recycled art by Barbara Franc

Beautiful recycled art by Barbara Franc

Instead of sending recycled items to the dump, British artist and sculptor Barbara Franc creates beautiful objects from them. Fragments of household rubbish artist transforms into amazing sculptures of birds, animals and even classic paintings. The above painting-like creation is inspired by ‘The Cholmondeley Ladies/Sisters/Twins’ now hanging in Tate Britain. This is Barbara’s own version of it. She has cut pieces of recycled, decorative tins selected for their colors, sanded, hammered and distressed before nailing them into place. The collars and ruffs are slightly 3D and the whole piece is a ‘painting’ using colors only from the tins. The artist admits “I had enormous fun making this piece which led me on to do a few other homage pieces to Matisse”.
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Beautiful street art by Sergej Alexander Dott

Beautiful street art by Sergej Alexander Dott

Beautiful street art by Sergej Alexander Dott

Beautiful street art by Sergej Alexander Dott
Creative German artist and sculptor Sergej Alexander Dott was born on November 23, 1959 in Berlin, into a family of a Russian father and an Austrian mother. He has become known for the design of pop-art neighborhoods in Berlin and Zittau. Sergej Alexander Dott learned from 1976 to 1978, first the craft of pottery at Hedwig Bollhagen, and then, from 1983 studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Dresden Art Academy Berlin. In 1988, he began working as an aspirant in Baldur Schoenfelder at the Berlin Academy. Since 1991 he works as a freelance artist, mostly in Berlin and Brandenburg.
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