Beautiful Princess Zinaida Yusupova
Born on 2 September 1861, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, Zinaida Yusupova was a Russian noblewoman. However, she became best known as the mother of Prince Felix Yusupov, the murderer of Grigory Rasputin. Meanwhile, gorgeous princess Zinaida Yusupova was a muse for artists, such as Francois Flameng (1856-1923), a very successful French painter. Let’s admire her beauty, charm and grace.
Besides, Zinaida Yusupova was a leading figure in pre-Revolutionary Russian society. Famed for her beauty and the lavishness of her hospitality, in private, she became a severe critic of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna.
Category Archive: Art
Beautiful Princess Zinaida Yusupova
Grand Layout Russia project by Sergei Morozov
The impressive project, known as “Grand Layout Russia” is the result of years of hard collective work of hundreds of skilled masters. According to viewers, Grand Layout – a work of art, worth a museum. Its creator Sergei Morozov says “It would seem that such a large project is bound to attract everyone’s attention, but, in fact, from the beginning to the end I pulled it all alone”. The question about skepticism of other people toward the project still stands for the author of the idea.
In the project, Russia is the whole continent with its landscapes and great rivers, the mountains of the Caucasus and the Urals, taiga, and tundra. Spread from the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific Maritime, and the Baltic. Besides, with two capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian province, and natural resources. Connected in a single imagery, and fixed in the unique layout.
Cute Dolls By Anna And Maria
Russian artists of applied art, twin sisters Anna and Maria showed interest in arts very early. In particular, at age 7, their duo ‘AnyaManya’ presented their first exhibition in Moscow not so long ago.
Twin sisters Anna Grigorieva and Maria Kolegova (nee Grigoryeva) are from Kazan. Always together, Anna and Maria first studied in the children art studio, and later the art school. Together, dreaming of becoming artists they graduated from the Kazan Theater School.
From 2003 to 2006 they worked in a group of prop-decorators, participated in the design of city holidays, cafes, made dolls, decorations and sham items.
Meanwhile, seriously carried away by the author’s doll, they began creating handmade dolls in 2007. And already the next year they actively participated in exhibitions of applied art. In addition, the artists create interior designs, advertising, and theater puppets. They work in mixed technology with different materials (plastic, textiles, papier-mache). Noteworthy, all dolls – made by hand without using ready-made shapes.
Portraits of celebrities from used bullets
American contemporary artist, 58-year-old California resident David Palmer began to create portraits of celebrities from unusual medium – bullet shells. Author of weapons art depicts only the famous people who died from gunshot wounds – John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. After collecting enough bullet casings, the artist puts them together to create a metal canvas, and using a small hand torch darkens the ends of the bullet casings, creating incredibly detailed portraits. Using such a seemingly inappropriate art medium like bullets to depict their victims, Palmer hopes viewers will “see the miracles that can arise from choosing to create rather than destroy.”
Mythology in metal art by Nikolay Spiridonov
Russian painter, graphic designer and talented craftsman Nikolay Spiridonov also works in the genre of object-poly-relief (metal, glass, wood, etc). Since 1979 he has been living and working in Saint-Petersburg, where he met the representatives of “Saint-Petersburg Underground”: I.V. Konstantinov, V.V. Gavrilchik, I.V. Ivanov, U.I.Dyshlenko. For more than 7 years N.Spiridonov worked in the workshop of Vladlen Vasilevich Gavrilchik, under his direct leadership. At the same time Nikolai studied the creative working method of U.I.Dyshlenko on practice and his theoretical course “Penta – System”. In 1982 the artist entered the Saint-Petersburg State Artistic -Technical Academy), department of Technical Art and Design. From 1986 till 1990 he worked in the magazine “Aurora” as illustrator. At the present moment, besides his work with metal, N. Spiridonov came back to the painting.
Surreal art installation by sculptor Sean Henry
Born in London, British sculptor Sean Henry lives here all his life. The talented artist, Sean Henry took part in the exhibition with his works for the first time about fifteen years ago. According to Sean Henry, he prefers open-air exhibitions. Noteworthy, at least one hundred thousand people saw his latest art installation “Other I” in the open air, and it is for four months! Meanwhile, placing his large scale art installation on the lawn or in the park, Sean sincere hopes that everyone will want to understand and appreciate his world of fantasy.
Stained glass artwork by Alla Polyakova
Russian artist of applied art Alla Polyakova lives in Rodos, Greece. She deals with airbrushing painting, interior painting, applied arts, glass decorative painting, bottles decorative painting. A favorite theme in her works – marine and children’s theme. The characters in multi-portraits are very nice, positive, sunny. Her works are lively in execution, directness bordering on naivete … but it’s their charm! Her works are in private collections in Greece, Germany, Russia, Uzbekistan, Finland, USA and Australia.