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Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

The sun will rise above our yard (A call for patience, hope). Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova

Russian proverbs illustrated by Marina Rusanova. Contemporary artist Marina Rusanova is the author of lubok series illustrating Russian proverbs and sayings. Her beautiful drawings are derived from popular folk proverbs. Lubki (plural form of the word “lubok”) prints were previously used as decoration in houses and inns, then they were used in book printing. Such simple books mostly consisted of pictures, and were called lubok literature. Early examples of Lubok were dated back late 17th and early 18th centuries, originally they were painted woodcuts, from the mid-19th century they appeared in lithography. Lubki often appear in series, like this one, illustrated by Marina Rusanova Russian proverbs. Marina Rusanova was born in Moscow. She studied at the art school and worked as a graphic designer and an illustrator in different Moscow organizations. In 1981 she graduated from Moscow School of Textiles specializing in hand weaving and tapestry. Since 1982 Marina Rusanova has been participating in art exhibitions of the Moscow Union of Artists.
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Proverbial painting of Pieter Brueghel

Nederlandse Spreekwoorden - Proverbial painting of Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Nederlandse Spreekwoorden – Proverbial painting of Pieter Brueghel the Elder

Proverbial painting of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. “Nederlandse Spreekwoorden” or Netherlandish Proverbs, also known as The Topsy-Turvy World was painted in 1559, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The large scale painting depicts the literal meanings of Dutch proverbs. Displayed in the Berlin art gallery “Nederlandse Spreekwoorden” is filled with symbols related to more than a hundred well-known Dutch proverbs and sayings. Not all of them have been deciphered by modern scholars, as some expressions have been forgotten. Five years later, in 1564, the country was described proverbially by French writer Rabelais in his novel “Pantagruel”. With great artistic power Brueghel painted absurdity and foolishness of humans. The oil-on-oak-panel painting was originally entitled “The Blue Cloak or The Folly of the World”. His son made about 20 copies of his father’s painting, but not all copies exactly reproduce the original, differing from it in a few details.
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Beautiful birds and flowers by Lucia Lin

Beautiful birds and flowers by Lucia Lin

Beautiful birds and flowers by Lucia Lin

Beautiful birds and flowers by Lucia Lin. Taiwan based photographer Lucia Lin captures amazingly beautiful images of birds and flowers with her Olympus camera. The colors are natural, not Photo-shopped. I haven’t found any additional information about the talented photographer, so a set of inspirational quotes will accompany these gorgeous shots.
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Everything is in your hands

Everything is in your hands

Everything is in your hands

Everything is in your hands, a parable, which you probably know. Disciples decided to test their teacher. They approached him hiding a butterfly in semi-closed hands and asked him if the creature is dead or alive. They agreed amongst themselves that if the teacher answers: “Dead”, the disciple will open hands and the butterfly will fly away alive, but if the teacher says “Alive” he will slightly squeeze his palms so that the butterfly will be dead… Wise teacher answered: “Everything is in your hands…” So we are always able to change our reality the way we want it. If you want to go green just go for it. If you want to make it Space of Love – just do it, everything is in your hands. Quote of Anatole France – “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
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Marine style jewelry inspired by sea

Marine style jewelry inspired by sea

Marine style jewelry inspired by sea

Brooch and pendant in the shape of a crab from the Australian company Autore. 18K white and rose gold, baroque pearl, blue, purple and pink sapphires, tsavorite, amethyst, green tourmaline and diamonds

Marine style jewelry inspired by sea

In summer, all want the freshness and brightness, so the beautiful Marine style is sure taking its place is a season favorite. Introduced to the fashion world by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, it was picked up by Jean Paul Gaultier, producing trendy clothes – stylized costumes of sailors and sea travelers, involving the most reputable jewelers. Inspired by the inhabitants of the sea depths jewelers create marine style jewelry, which deserves the greatest attention. Nothing compares with the brilliance of fish scales diamonds, as if it flashes out of the water in the bright sun. The beautiful set of sea-legend jewelry images in this post is decorated with inspirational sea quotes.
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Ireland in colors

Ireland in colors. Colorful house Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Ireland in colors. Colorful house Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Ireland in colors
Ireland is the third largest island in Europe (after the UK and Iceland), western of the two largest British Isles. The beautiful island is often called “the emerald isle”, and Ireland is associated mostly with green color. The green color is one of the three main colors of the Irish flag – the Irish vertical tricolor of green, orange and white. It is considered that green color represents the Catholic/nationalist/republican communities, orange represents the Protestant/unionist/loyalist community, and the white stands for the hope for peace and unity between them. In 2011 and 2013, Ireland was ranked the seventh most developed nation in the world by the United Nations’ Human Development Index, Ireland is also highly ranked for press, economic and political freedom. In 2011, Ireland was ranked the most charitable country in Europe, and second most charitable in the world
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River of poets and artists Li

River of poets and artists Li

River of poets and artists Li

River of poets and artists Li
While on earth there are so many places that can be called a “photographer’s dream”, but very few of them can make you feel like you were inside a beautiful picture. One such place is the River Li. It is located in the Chinese province of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The picturesque scenery of landscapes surrounded the river gave it another name – the “River of poets and artists”. Incredibly beautiful green hills of Karst mountain, conical limestone peaks, terraced rice fields, colors of river at sunset and dawn highlight the famous Li River cruise. The particular part of the river between Guilin and Yangshuo is well known for its spectacular poetic views.
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