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Siberian artists Oleg Antukhov and Sergey Bychkov

Creative artwork by Siberian artists Oleg Antukhov and Sergey Bychkov

Creative artwork by Siberian artists Oleg Antukhov and Sergey Bychkov

Siberian artists Oleg Antukhov and Sergey Bychkov founded the creative studio “AB” in 1999, in Tomsk. The company then specialized in creating interiors. Now behind the laconic title “AB” lives the bizarre world of fantasy, turned into the real works of art. In the workshop “AB” it’s very cozy and interesting: an infinite number of tools for working with wood and not just carefully placed in cans buttons, rivets and even jewelry, cans of paint and varnish, but the main thing – decorative panels of wood, leather, glass and metal. “We do not follow global trends, we mix media and volume, young people looking at our work say it’s 3D pictures!” – Says Oleg. The level of fantasy of artists is difficult not to admire.
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Gold miniature artist Venkatesh

Gold miniature artist Venkatesh

Art work by Gold miniature artist Venkatesh

Gold miniature artist Venkatesh is from Tamil Nadu state, India. 28-year-old Indian craftsman G Venkatesh has devoted himself to miniature art, and his ambition is to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Venkatesh has spent three years on creating these painstaking sculptures, he began working on silver before progressing to the more precious metal. His gold gallery includes a working bicycle and cricket world cup trophy. He has carved the working models out of one gram of gold. All his artworks measure less than one centimeter – and need a magnifying glass to view in detail.
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Russian artist Oleg Turkin

Baroque Hat, 2012. Oil on canvas. Painting by Russian artist Oleg Turkin

Baroque Hat, 2012. Oil on canvas. Painting by Russian artist Oleg Turkin

Talented Russian artist Oleg Turkin (also known as Oleg Turchin) was born on 29 June, 1964 in Kishinev, Moldova, the USSR. He was interested in drawing and painting since childhood. After graduating from children’s art school, in 1981, he entered the art school named after Shchusev. Then, he studied in Art Institute of Ilya Repin. In 1997, he graduated from the Institute of Arts, Faculty of Painting. The genres of painting, in which Turkin works vary from realism to surrealism, landscapes, genre scenes, portraits, still life. Working with oil, the artist achieves a striking photographic clarity and sharpness. Most of these beautiful paintings are already in private collections of Russian and foreign art lovers in Moldova, Ukraine, Greece, Holland, USA, Turkey, and Italy.
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De Lizza & Elster jewelry

De Lizza & Elster costume jewelry

Gorgeous set of necklace and earrings. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals. De Lizza & Elster costume jewelry

De Lizza & Elster jewelry (abbreviated in catalogs as D & E) appeared about in the ’40s of the last century and lasted until 1990. The company was founded by William De Lizza and Harold Elster, in New York City in the 1940’s. When they closed their doors in 1990, Frank De Lizza, son of William De Lizza, owned the company. The D & E very quickly became a major manufacturer of beautiful costume jewelry in America. They signed contracts with 800 clients in the U.S. and abroad. Noteworthy, their customers were such notable brands as: Weiss, Alice Caviness, Ballet, Celebrity, Hobe, Hattie Carnegie, Kenneth J. Lane, and Kramer.
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Never too late. American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

American artist Grandma Moses impressed the audience even more than her naive paintings. She first took up the brush at an age when most people did not expect any gifts of fate, and quietly live out their days. Aspiring artist was 76 years old. She was too old to work on the farm, and so entered the history of art. Her birthdays were noted on the cover of “Time” and “Life”, her 100th birthday September 7, 1960 became “Grandma Moses Day” of the New York State, which was announced by the Governor Nelson Rockefeller. President Truman personally invited her to visit the White House. The Eisenhower administration ordered her painting as a gift to the President for the inauguration. In November 2006, her work “Sugaring Off” (1943) was sold at auction for US $1.2 million. Even Andy Warhol couldn’t reach such public attention. Anna Mary Robertson Moses became the most famous American artist of the twentieth century.
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Miriam Haskell jewelry

Miriam Haskell jewelry

Miriam Haskell jewelry

American jeweler Miriam Haskell was born into a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants, July 1, 1899, Tell City, Indiana. She studied at Chicago University for three years. She wasn’t a professional designer or jeweler, but with her good taste and subtle intuition, Haskell accurately determined the potential of a jewelry designer, she just got a talent in it. Miriam Haskell jewelry reflects innovative design and very rarely replicate the form of jewelry, which partly explains the relationship of the company with show business, private clients and collectors. Haskell jewelry often made ​​its debut on the stage and in films. Florence Ziegfeld bought her decorations for the “Ziegfeld Folies”, movies stars Lucille Ball and Joan Crawford, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor wore her jewels. Her decoration were used on television shows, Broadway Musicals, such as “Phantom of the Opera”.
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Elle Wills pencil drawings

Elle Wills pencil drawings. Pencil portraits by Australian artist Elle Wills

Elle Wills pencil drawings. Pencil portrait by Australian artist Elle Wills

Elle Wills pencil drawings. Brisbane based artist, fashion illustrator Elle Wills does a phenomenal job creating texture and the impact she is able to make with such a limited use of color is stellar. It appears that beautiful 26-year-old Australian artist is inspiring a lot of new artists. Elle Wills loves drawing things that inspire her or things she finds beautiful. “I think the world needs more beauty, and to be inspired. I watch the news and its always sad or shocking or violent and I guess I just want to create things that can counteract that, if only for a second. If I can draw something beautiful or cheerful that makes someone smile then I am doing my part”. Elle Wills is also a tattoo apprentice specializing in realism portraits and creations. Most frequently she uses mediums – pencil, water color and acrylic.
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