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Artist Sir Winston Churchill

Artist Sir Winston Churchill

Artist Sir Winston Churchill

Artist Sir Winston Churchill. Few people know that British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was also an amateur artist, honorary member of the Royal Academy of Arts. He discovered his passion for painting immediately, started painting at the age of 40. And never stopped, having created a big collection of more than 500 paintings! This passion helped Churchill get rid of depression, forget about all the squabbles and troubles of big politics. Winston drew everywhere: at home, in Britain, during numerous trips to different countries. He painted portraits, interiors, but especially loved to go out with his easel on the “plein air” and paint landscapes.
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Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Painted by Marc Chagall Stained-glass windows

Marc Chagall stained-glass windows
Great artist, Marc Chagall lived for nearly one hundred years, 80 of which he had spent creating a fantastic world full of biblical legends, people and things around him. It is a story interspersed with reality, past and present. Chagall charmed all with his beautiful poetic works, soft and fabulous images. Since the late 1950s, Chagall has made a lot of stained-glass windows for Catholic churches, Lutheran churches, synagogues and other public buildings in France, Italy, USA, Israel, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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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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