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Natalia Goncharova Between East and West exhibition

Natalia Goncharova Between East and West exhibition

Natalia Goncharova Between East and West exhibition

Natalia Goncharova Between East and West exhibition

The exhibition, devoted to the work of one of the major figures in the Russian avant-garde – Natalia Goncharova, opened in The State Tretyakov Gallery October 16, 2013. The exhibition, with the support of VOGUE, presents the works created between 1907-1959 and features different periods of Goncharova: Russian, French, and a period devoted to experimenting with new art forms (cubism, Rayonism, futurism, abstract composition). Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) – one of the most famous representatives of the Russian avant-garde, as well as the most expensive Russian artist.
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Vladimir Kolesnikov fabulous sculptures of concrete

Vladimir Kolesnikov

Vladimir Kolesnikov fabulous sculptures of concrete

Vladimir Kolesnikov fabulous sculptures of concrete.
The talented Soviet sculptor and painter Vladimir Kolesnikov has created a series of beautiful sculptural compositions and small architectural forms in different parts of Russia and Ukraine. Fairy-tale characters made of concrete, adorn the parks and gardens of cities and towns, parks and public gardens, private homes and cottages. Artworks by 57-year-old artist Kolesnikov radiate positive energy, pleasing to the eye of visitors and passers-by, giving joy and aesthetic pleasure to all who see his work. Kolesnikov has extensive experience in sculpture. Even as a 14-year-old teenager, he tried his hand in wood carving, and the passion for sculpting has never stopped since then. At the age of 23, Vladimir Kolesnikov founded his small business “Centaurus”. Wizards led by Kolesnikov ae engaged in landscape design, small architecture, decorating children’s parks and gardens, villas and houses with fabulous and funny characters. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Kolesnikov established his family business “Kolesnikov workshop”, where he works today. Vladimir Kolesnikov now lives in the Ukraine, often working in Russia.
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Ancient Siberian jewelry

Ancient Siberian jewelry

The waist plate. Saka culture, V-IV centuries BC. Ancient Siberian jewelry

Ancient Siberian jewelry.
Ancient Culture is incomprehensible and attractive. Secrets of ancient arts and culture continue to be of great interest, surprise and delight for our contemporaries. Works of art and material culture reflect the spiritual culture of the people, who didn’t have written language, but managed to bring their world, the understanding of the world in the “animal style” art, which affected the living world around them and the nature of the animal “kingdom” in the dynamics of combat, hunting, battles. The first information about the excavations of burial mounds (“bumps”) in Siberia appeared in 1669: “Around the Iset and in circumference thereof Russian Tatar people dig gold and silver objects and utensils out of the graves or cemeteries.”
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Enamelist jeweler Nikolay Suslov

Beautiful enamel flowers by Russian Enamelist jeweler Nikolay Suslov

Beautiful enamel flowers by Russian Enamelist jeweler Nikolay Suslov

Russian Enamelist jeweler Nikolay Suslov is a child of the war, deaf and dumb from birth. He was born September 25, 1941 in Kostroma into the family of students of Kostroma Textile Institute. Then it was impossible to predict that he would be a Honorary Citizen of his native city of Kostroma. Nikolay Suslov has served the fatherland about 20 years as a rector of his Alma Mater. He is a creator of a dynasty, which has given about 100 years of excellent service to the university. Passion for creativity woke up in Nikolay Suslov quite early. For him, who was born deaf and disabled, classes in drawing and painting were successful adaptation. Children’s Art Classes at the school contributed to the development of creative abilities. Boarding school for deaf children, in which he studied, paid much attention to the crafts lessons. Natural hard work, wise parents and teachers helped to develop the sensitive artistic ability and the right choice of profession.
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Russian Royal Children’s toys

Russian Royal Children's toys. The Grand Duchesses Maria and Olga with their dolls

Russian Royal Children’s toys. Grand Duchesses Maria and Olga with their dolls

Russian Royal Children’s toys

Beautiful retro collection of The Russian Royal Children’s toys is exhibited in the Museum of Toys in Sergiev Posad, Moscow, Russia. From 1918 to 1931, permanent exhibitions were held the at the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo – “Children’s half”, “The Room of the younger princesses” or “Heir’s room.” After the 1931 the exposition was closed. The toys and things of the royal children were distributed to orphanages, asylums. And since then, the traces of the royal toys were officially lost. Those that didn’t disappear in orphanages, were accepted on the deposit of the Toy Museum in 1932.
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Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Marc Chagall stained-glass windows. Marc Chagall lived for nearly one hundred years, 80 of which he had spent creating a fantastic world full of biblical legends, people and things around him. It is a story interspersed with reality, past and present. Chagall charmed all with his beautiful poetic works, soft and fabulous images. Since the late 1950s, Chagall has made a lot of stained-glass windows for Catholic churches, Lutheran churches, synagogues and other public buildings in France, Italy, USA, Israel, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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Painting by Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko

Painting by Sergey Ivchenko

Painting by Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko has a certain mystery in it – colorful and beautiful Fairy Kingdom

Painting by Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko (1954-2008).
Sergey Ivchenko was born in 1954 in Frankfurt on the Oder, Germany. In 1976 he graduated from Moscow Art Institute, Russia. For sixteen years Sergey Ivchenko worked in various art studios in Russia. In 1991 the artist immigrated to Israel, where he worked as a computer graphic designer, and then as an Art Director of the “Utopia” company, Haifa. In 1994-1996 he began to sculpt in the sculpture studio in the Marbel-Tavor factory. At the same time he started to study iconography in the “Annunciation” nunnery, Nazareth. Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko painted icons and churches in the Galilee. An icon of his work “Transformation” was presented to Pope John Paul II and is located in Rome.
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