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Beautiful design of Vintage lighters

Vintage lighters

Beautiful Vintage lighters

Vintage lighters is a relatively new category of collectibles, as until the early 20th century, a safe portable lighter did not exist. One of the first lighters was invented by the German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner in 1823. The first lighter was innovating and in fact was produced for nearly 60 years. The model was actually improved only in the 1880s, but it was still not perfect, as had a tendency to explode. And for today the Dobereiner lighters are extremely rare and most searched antique collectibles. Pocket cigarette lighters were as common as keys or wallets by the early 20th century. Oil Lighters appeared in the early XX century, and at first were not very reliable. Oil Lighters «Zippo» appeared in 1932 and still have a cult status due to the reliability, beautiful design, and remarkable history.
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Painting by Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko

Painting by Sergey Ivchenko

Fairy Kingdom. Painting by Russian artist Sergey Ivchenko (1954-2008)

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

Gothic naive paintings by Pavel Nikolaev

Gothic naive paintings by Pavel Nikolaev

Gothic naive paintings by Pavel Nikolaev
Called “Mirrors of the past”, his paintings – not bright canvas created in a certain technique. In fact, the main material for the master is wood – warm and pliable material, that also can be a frame. According to Pavel Nikolaev, while he working on a new creation, he is talking with his work. Meanwhile, the topic for conversation – the aesthetics of bygone centuries, stories and medieval style. The theme is not just painted, but reflected in a rectangular “openings” of wood “canvas”. Thus he creates the effect of the picture, seen in the mirror. Created by the artist View from the Past is indifferent to the present. Those captured in the wooden paintings look at our world through alienated eyes, in detached disbelief. Also, knowing that their time is long gone, but that does not make the characters less valuable and interesting.
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Angels walk among us

Angels walk among us. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520). Angel 1500-1501

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520). Angel 1500-1501. Angels walk among us

Angels walk among us
One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else – closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel – one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them, even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering – the reason for their presence will become clear in due time. Though here is a word of warning – you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more. Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure.
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Amber mosaics by Alexandr Zhuravlev

Leo Tolstoy. Amber mosaics by Alexandr Zhuravlev

Leo Tolstoy. Amber mosaics by Alexandr Zhuravlev

Amber mosaics by Alexandr Zhuravlev
Art restorer Alexandr Alexandrovich Zhuravlev (25.08.1943 – 27.12.2009 tragically died) devoted all his life to art. His name is the whole epoch of art processing and restoration of amber in Russia. Painter and restorer of the highest category, a member of the World Council of Amber, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. At age of 70 he participated in the creation of the Museum of Amber in Kaliningrad. Alexandr Zhuravlev was the head of the Amber Room restoration project at the Catherine Palace (1981 – 1997) in Tsarskoye Selo. With his direct participation developed methods, scientific approaches and technologies that allowed to revive the lost masterpiece of exclusive amber.
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Russian watercolorist Ilya Ibryaev

water colorist Ilya Ibryaev

Boats at the bay. Russian watercolorist Ilya Ibryaev

Russian watercolorist Ilya Ibryaev
Born in 1955, in the old city of Nizhni Novgorod, Ilya Ibryaev is a freelance artist. Now the artist lives in Moscow. According to his bio, Ilya Ibryaev finished Art School, painting department. Then he graduated from MVHPU (former Stroganov) – Department of Ceramics. A member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Ilya Ibryaev is a participant of Russian and international exhibitions. His watercolor graphic got awarded a diploma at the First International Salon of Art “Way of Unity”. Many works of the artist are in Russian museums. Also, Ilya is a talented craftsman, creating beautiful ceramics.
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Orthodox jeweler Vladimir Mikhailov

jeweler Vladimir Mikhailov

‘Russian Ballet’ ring. Orthodox jeweler Vladimir Mikhailov

Orthodox jeweler Vladimir Mikhailov
Talented jeweler, Mikhailov is an artist-carver of orthodox images and symbols, working with the blessing of the church since 1983. His spiritual collection of jewelry includes Orthodox crosses, icons, rings, Easter Eggs, based on ancient techniques. In his work, Vladimir Mikhailov revives the artistic technique originated in Pskov and Novgorod of XII-XIII centuries. Gold and silver – the traditional symbol for the Orthodox materials – provide an opportunity to create a family shrine, passed from generation to generation, and the metal allows the artist to achieve a unique finest detail of images. The revival of traditions of Russian jewelry – the main goal of the ‘Mikhailov Gallery’. A new collection of jewelry depicts images of Russian Ballet. Jewelry made ​​of white and yellow gold with large aquamarines, sapphires and diamonds of high purity. In the manufacture of jewelry was used the unique technology of hot ‘stained glass’ enamel. The original form of rings, earrings, chains repeat silhouettes of ballerinas in tutus.
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