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Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova

embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova

… And starry sky above the head. Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova (Scenes of everyday life embroidered by Russian artist of applied art)

Fabulous embroidery by Zhanna Korznyakova. Russian artist of applied art Zhanna Korznyakova was born in Nizhny Tagil. She graduated from Nizhny Tagil Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of primary classes. Her applied art is fantastic, actually she turns usual everyday life stories into embroidered paintings. Zhanna had personal exhibitions in different cities, from her native Nizhny Tagil, to Moscow, Bratislava, Riga, and Nantes (France). Her works are in private collections in Russia and abroad.
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White Trash noble portraits by Kim Alsbrooks

portraits by Kim Alsbrooks

Boy in red coat. ‘White Trash’ series. Noble portrait on crushed beer can by American artist Kim Alsbrooks

White Trash noble portraits by Kim Alsbrooks. American artist Kim Alsbrooks has created quite curious and still very beautiful series White Trash – portraits of noblemen on garbage – crushed beer cans. The artist’s belief – Nothing says irony like crushed beer cans painted with the portraits of the social elite. Kim Alsbrooks mixes metaphor with her silhouettes on smashed pieces of garbage. These are sure to raise an eyebrow.
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Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Painting by Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian

Contemporary artist Martiros Manoukian was born in a cradle on Mount Ararat, and climbed to the top of Olympus art in less than half a century – it was August 5, 1947 in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. “I was born an artist. God gives us something at birth, and that’s it. I always believed in myself”. Artistic ability allowed him to enter the Academy of Fine Arts right after graduation from high school. As a child, Martiros was absorbed in classical painting, liked to visit the galleries and museums, looking for quiet contemplation of paintings of great artists.
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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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Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich. Decorative hot enamel art

Decorative art by Tatiana Sipovich. Russian artist of applied art Tatiana Sipovich was born in 1957. She graduated from the Kursk pedagogical university, the graphics faculty. Tatiana Sipovich works in the technique of a water color, hot enamel, painting. Tatyana has been taking an active part in regional, republican, international exhibitions, and also international symposiums on hot enamel. Tatiana Sipovich is a Member of Artists Union of Russia, the International Association of Fine Arts – IAA UNESCO.
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Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov

Easter egg souvenir. Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov

Easter egg souvenir. Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov. Silver, gilding, enamel, stones – citrine, chrysolite, grenades

Enamel painting by Vyacheslav Abramov. Vyacheslav Abramov is a talented Russian artist, born in 1952, in the city of Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region. In 1978 he graduated from the Rybinsk Aviation Technology Institute, and worked at a plant until 1990. But he never gave up on creativity – was engaged in wood carvings from 1980 to 1992. He has created more than 500 works for the interior decoration. As a woodcarver has participated in amateur and professional exhibitions on the regional level. In 1990 he had become intensely engaged in jewelry business and painting on enamel. First it was the exclusive jewelry, then Easter eggs, and finally – salary for icons. Since 2001 Abramov is a Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
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Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov

Tsekunovka - wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov, wood filigree made by Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov

Filigree by Vladimir Tsekunov. All these beautiful items are made in the technology known under different names – “Belarusian filigree”, “Gomel filigree”, “Sozh filigree,” “Tsekunov filigree”, or simply “Tsekunovka.” The name “Tsekunovka” is the most appropriate and emphasizes the authorship of its creator. According to the craftsmen, nobody else makes the same art things in the world. Gomel wooden filigree was developed and brought to life by a wonderful craftsman from Gomel, Belarusian artist Vladimir Tsekunov. An ancient technique that was used in the XV century to adorn the icons have been forgotten. In 1990 filigree wood master Vladimir Tsekunov revived this art. The talented master died in spring 2008, but he has left not only his masterpieces, but followers, who continue creating filigree decorated plates, boxes, desktop utensils, salaries, frames, table tops, decorative dishes – this is an incomplete list of items that can be decorated with “Tsekunovka”, giving them a unique appearance.
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