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Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is located in the largest Siberian city of Novosibirsk, considered the capital of Siberia. Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest and one of the most technically advanced theaters in Russia. Its construction was completed in February 1944, and the first performance was held on May 12th, 1945. During these years, over 340 opera and ballet performances have been held here. Today, over 800 people work in the theater and about half of them are performers. Construction works lasted for about 10 years, from 1931 till 1941. Some say that is was built by Germans but it’s not true. During WWII, a lot of exhibits from museums located in the European part of the USSR were kept here, including the Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and The Bolshoi Theater.
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Russian artist Marina Zakharova

Vernissage. Painting by Russian artist Marina Zakharova

Vernissage. Painting by Marina Zakharova, Kostroma, Russia

The work of Russian artist Marina Zakharova depicts a special world of plants and flowers. In fact, she works in a synthetic genre, in which is closely intertwined elements of landscape and still life. Contact of still life with a landscape and interior design – it is the style of the Renaissance. Reality and fantasy become alive in her work. Still Life is illusory-realistic, theatrical and elegant, carefully spelled out, with accurate study of details. Zakharova has the ability to feel and transmit the relationship of objects, their material beauty. The unifying harmony and the overall tone – two important things in painting, successfully solved in the works of the artist. All works of the artist have a lovely and charming detail – a sparrow, butterfly, dragonfly, carefully drawn, detailed and refined.
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Photoart by Bogdan Zvir

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir, St Petersburg, Russia

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir, St Petersburg, Russia

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir. It’s difficult to say who Bogdan Zvir is – a photographer or an artist. His works are made up of many elements, shades, moods, and, in spite of their exclusion, each of them is very personal. Those who have long forgotten childhood or do not know what a portable way is, perhaps, his works seem simply bizarre and silly, while others will not be able to break away from them, trying to find answers, clues, hidden ideas, and see the details. Born Bogdan Zvir in Yakutia, where he lived surrounded by nature and the strangeness of the local way of life. The artist himself remembers the contrasts among which he has lived from a young age, which, of course, could affect the current work. After Yakutia photographer moved to St. Petersburg, where he was able to finally reveal himself as the artist, and to present his world of living metaphors to the public.
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Crimea Scythian gold

Crimea Scythian gold

Crimea Scythian gold

The fate of Crimea Scythian gold – the largest in the history of the Crimea exhibition of archaeological artifacts, from the earliest monuments of V century BC Gothic antiquities to V-VII centuries BC, is decided at the highest political level. The first concerns about the future of artifacts, which cost is estimated at $ 20 billion, expressed Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky. Amsterdam museum refuses to return to Crimea unique masterpieces of Scythian period that are participating in the exhibition “Crimea: gold, and the secrets of the Black Sea”, as Holland did not recognize Crimea a part of Russia. The collection includes archaeological finds, among the exhibits – artifacts of gold, ceremonial helmet and gems – more than a thousand artifacts from four Crimean museums (Bakhchisaraysky, Kerch Museum, Chersonesos National Reserve, and the Central Museum of Tauris) and one from Kiev (Museum of Historical Treasures).
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Pencil drawings by Natasha Kinaru

Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst in 'Interview with the Vampire'. Pencil drawings by Natasha Kinaru

Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst in ‘Interview with the Vampire’. Pencil drawings by Natasha Kinaru, Russian artist Natalia Miley

Pencil drawings by Natasha Kinaru. Beautiful young artist Natasha Kinaru (Natalia Miley) was born 6 March 1993 in Voronezh, Russia. 21-year-old Natasha has created a series of pencil and pastel drawings of celebrities. And they are so realistic that are often confused with a good retouch of a photo. Natasha is often asked how the idea to draw faces of famous people came to her. The girl admits that the main engine idea was ​​improving the skill on drawing faces. Her teacher for the visual arts has always insisted on the perfect picture performance. And what else can manifest the quality, if not a complete similarity with a recognizable figure? If you are even the slightest deviation from the original, people will notice it. So Natasha has checked herself.
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Eugene Gavlin’s landscapes and flowers

Eugene Gavlin's landscapes and flowers

Eugene Gavlin’s landscapes and flowers. Colorful painting by Russian artist Eugene Gavlin

Eugene Gavlin’s landscapes and flowers. Talented Russian artist Eugene Gavlin was born in 1958 in the Far East of Russia, now lives and works in Moscow. He is a member of the Artists Union of Russia. Eugene Galvin came to Moscow many years ago. He graduated from Moscow Pedagogical Institute for Correspondence Studies (now Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities), department of graphic art. The artist works in the technique of pointillism (dot painting), using palette knife and brush. Eugene tries to express on canvas the sound of life, extreme realism. The artworks of the master hint on existing somewhere near magical colored worlds. They are like music – open, and dynamic. Eugene Gavlin participated in more than 50 exhibitions. His works are in private collections in Russia, France, UK, USA and other countries. Let’s enjoy his beautiful colorful landscapes, still life flowers filled with sunlight.
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Moscow Kremlin jewelry exhibition

Van Cleef and Arpels, 1924. Kremlin jewelry exhibition 'India - Jewels that conquered the world'

Van Cleef and Arpels, 1924. Kremlin jewelry exhibition ‘India – Jewels that conquered the world’

Moscow Kremlin jewelry exhibition ‘India – Jewels that conquered the world’ opens April 12, 2014, with the support of the Russian- Indian jewelry Foundation. Traditionally in mid-April there is an endless queue to Kutafya tower – through its gates audience (lovers of jewelry) enter the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. April 12 the Assumption Belfry and One-Pillar Chamber will host an exhibition of beautiful Indian jewelry. In the windows will sparkle treasure of Indian palaces of different eras – male and female ornaments, amulets, ambassadorial gifts – as well as the works of great European jewelers and houses, which at various times have come under the influence of special charm of decorative and applied art of the Indian subcontinent.
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