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Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

One of ‘Gaba Girls’ on the Fifth Avenue, Life magazine, July 1937. Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1907, Lester Gaba was a talented designer, sculptor and window dresser. As a jewellery designer, Gaba worked for Albert Mfg. Co. which belonged to Albert Weiner. While working for this company, he designed a series of small rhinestone pave brooches called “Yankee Doodlers”. In 1939 Gaba designed for Albert Mfg. Co. a series called “Alice in Wonderland”, which was presented by Altman. Lester Gaba worked with Coro again in 1948 preparing a large presentation of Duettes.
Meanwhile, he started his career in the 1920s by making sculptures made of soap. These figures and miniatures were so impressive that they appeared in advertising campaigns. Also photographed for book covers and Christmas cards, exhibited in store windows and museums and even shown at the 1933-1934 Chicago World Fair. In the 1930s he started to create window-displayed mannequins, which at the time were heavy sculptures made of plaster.
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Salvador Dali bronze sculpture

Vision of an angel. Salvador Dali bronze sculpture

Vision of an angel, or “Finger of God”. Salvador Dali bronze sculpture

Salvador Dali bronze sculpture. Within a few years, from 1969 to 1972, Dali has created a gallery of surreal images embodied in wax. Most of them are familiar to the audience – the artist used in creating sculptures the same images that appear on his canvases. Almost all the sculptures were created in the house of Dali in Port Ligate. According to the stories of Dali biographer, Robert Descharnes, in the afternoons artist used to take the wax out to the pool, and for several hours engaged in modeling, and after dinner returned to the studio for painting. In 1973, Dali made ​​a pact with the Spanish collector Isidro Clot. Clot acquired wax sculptures and designed of them four series of castings in bronze. First of bronze castings remained at a collector’s, the rest were sold and dispersed around the world.
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Steampunk sculpture by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Machine fantasy. copper, brass gears. Steampunk sculpture by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Machine fantasy. copper, brass gears. Steampunk sculpture by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk

Steampunk sculpture by Alisa Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk. Ukrainian artist Alice Didkovskaya-Petrosyuk was born in Berdichev, Zhitomir region. In 1987, after graduating from the school of arts and crafts (Department of decorative metal) in the city of Vizhnitsa of Chernovtsy region, she worked as an artist-jeweler in Zhytomyr Art Fund. From 1999 to 2005 Alisa worked at jewelry company “Lobortas and Karpov” (Kiev). She created a huge series of works under the project “Pantheon of Gods of the ancient world.” The talented artist participated in international specialized exhibitions in Ukraine. The best works are in private collections in America, Germany, Israel, China, the United Arab Emirates.
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Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna

Fortuna, Blindfolded Goddess of Luck

Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna

Roman Goddess of luck Fortuna is the oldest Cult of Italic origin (di novensidenses), she is considered Goddess of chance, luck and fate. The oldest original meaning of the goddess Fortuna is difficult to determine. Its ancient temples were Fortis Fortunae and Aedes Fortunae, on the Forum Boarium. Judging by the nature of the holiday Fortis Fortunae and its time (June 24), the original meaning of the goddess was agricultural – deification of the accident, an unforeseen combination of circumstances that play such an important role in the life of the farmer.
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Paul’s Creative Cakes

Wizard of Oz birthday cake. Paul’s Creative Cakes

Wizard of Oz birthday cake. Creative cake by British pastry chief Paul

British pastry chief Paul is a real artist enthusiastically sculpting his realistic unique quality cakes, which he makes under the brand Paul’s creative cakes. Based in Essexhas Paul has had many years experience as a highly qualified dessert Chef working in Colchester and Ipswich. Such beautiful and artful cakes with personalized design make any celebration special and more memorable. Paul’s Creative Cakes range includes: Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements, Newly Born/Baby Shower, Get Well soon, Graduation, Christenings, Leaving Cakes, Mother & Father’s day, Christmas and Easter cakes.
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3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel, American artist

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel. American artist Augusto Esquivel lives in Miami. He creates unique three-dimensional sculptures entirely of buttons. For his amazing works he needs thousands of sewing buttons, great patience and talent. And the result – these incredibly beautiful sculptures, and even some iconic faces, for instance, Audrey Hepburn. The creative and talented artist Augusto Esquivel is often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.
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Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M

Joker. Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Joker. Jewellery Design Studio Finix-M, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Russian Jewellery Design Studio ‘Finix-M’ was founded in 1989 in Yekaterinburg. The upscale professionals working in the studio Finix-M use natural precious stones, including rare, of different sizes and cut – beautiful and intriguing sapphires, diamonds, tourmalines, spinel, rubies, and opals. The works of the Ural jewelers have been recognized in Russia and abroad, awarded diplomas at prestigious jewelry art exhibitions. On production of figurine of the Joker (photo above) the jewelers used a great variety of precious and semi-precious stones – Moss agate, marbled onyx, coral, Afghan lapis lazuli, Chalcedony, tiger’s eye, different kinds of jasper, Brazilian agate, and also precious Metal: Gold and Silver.
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