Unicorn want-to-believe creature
Undoubtedly, Unicorn has been an inspirational want-to-believe creature for many centuries, for ordinary people, monarchs, artists, and even scientists. Noteworthy, the earliest images of unicorns are more than 4 thousand years old, found in India. Also, they appeared in the myths of Western Asia.
Meanwhile, in ancient Greece and Rome people considered unicorns real animals. Interestingly, the images of unicorn present on the Egyptian monuments, and on the rocks of southern Africa.
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Unicorn want-to-believe creature
Dolls by Oksana Yarmolnik
Born on January 29, 1960 in Moscow, Oksana Yarmolnik is a talented artist of applied art. She graduated from the Moscow Textile Institute (Faculty of Applied Arts). Since 1985, Yarmolnik has worked as a costume and stage designer with such directors as Alexander Borovsky, D. Borowski, B. Messerer, O. Tabakov, S. Zhenovich, and V. Fokin. In particular, she has more than 80 performances in the leading theaters of Russia. Besides, Oksana Yarmolnik – the wife of famous Russian actor Leonid Yarmolnik.
Meanwhile, in 2001, Oksana Yarmolnik launched her own line of toys, dolls that delight both adults and children in our country and abroad. Noteworthy, a charitable person, oksana gives part of the funds from the sale of these toys and dolls to help sick children. She is supporter of the program “Life Line”. According to Oksana, at present there are more than 300 kinds of copyright Dolls. The range is constantly updating, making it possible to buy these toys, as well as collectible dolls.
Boretsky painting on wood
Folk crafts spread in the Northern part of Russia, Boretsky painting got its name from the village of Borok, located on the shores of the Northern Dvina. In fact, Boretsky painting is a living legend, with its unique content of painting. Of the rectangular frame typical of the seventeenth-XVIII iconography, instead of the saints we see floral design, juicy color, full of dynamics. In particular, funny little birds looking at us, the shining sun pointed star, and tulip-shaped flowers. For its brightness, gilding and white background, Boretsky paintings were a great success, brought to the fairs in Moscow, St. Petersburg and around the world.
Papercut by Kyle Kirkpatrick
Born in Norwich, Bedfordshire, Kyle Kirkpatrick is a young British artist who graduated from Norwich University college of art. And now, the 22 year-old artist creates amazing sculptures from old books. In addition, he puts small figures of people into the carved compositions.
According to the artist, “whilst drawn to natural landscape formations I am both overwhelmed and cautious in their presence. I find myself shrinking, hesitant to interact fully”. And feeling dwarfed, he is unable to understand the immense scale and materiality before him. Meanwhile, his practice is an attempt to make sense of the natural landscape around him. Besides, to create his ideal he understands and resolves through making, responding to forms and growths found in the natural world. “I interpret by shrinking and condensing, implying forms by combining materials”.
Russian style fireplace
A very beautiful part of interior, Russian fireplace can be just a piece of art. Traditionally, people heated such stove with various firewood. In particular, birch, aspen, linden, pine, spruce, alder and other species. Also, coal and waste wood industries (wood chips, slabs, bark, the waste of production).
Meanwhile, Belarusian company Aviz creates stunning design projects, according to classical Russian stove fireplaces. Furnace lined with ceramic, this fireplaces are from the “Kostroma” collection. Bright and colorful, a new collection of fireplaces “Kostroma” combines copies of old tiles of Russian churches and original works by contemporary artists and craftsmen.
Sunset inspired photography – Catch the sun
According to Claude Debussy, there is nothing more musical than a sunset. “He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book … – the book of Nature”.
Captured in pictures and photographs, described in words, sunset has a truly magical attraction. In the rays of sunset, people confess in feelings, make suggestions, or simply, without words, sit in an embrace…
At a time when the heavy, velvety heat of a summer day, like the ocean tide, slowly but surely runs away, everything seems to freeze. The sun, tired of conscientious work, slowly approaching the horizon. And yellow, glitteringly bright by day, it changes its color and shade to a softer and warmer, which like a weightless shawl covers everything around.
Russian Artist Vladislav Nagornov
Born in 1974 in the old town of Penza, talented artist realist Vladislav Nagornov began to paint at the age of six, and studied in art school. At sixteen, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts named after Ilya Glazunov in Penza, where he studied in the class of the artist Hermann Jacob. In 2001 he graduated from the Academy, and got the diploma with specialty in historical genre. Meanwhile, historical themes require strict discipline necessary to recreate the characters, costumes, decorations and interior parts corresponding to the era. Vladislav Nagornov carefully studied the works of great artists of the time, such as Repin, Surikov, Ivanov, and many others who have had a huge impact on him.
Beautiful images of Russian women in folk costumes is one of the main inspirations for the artist. Vladislav Nagornov has been a member of Union of Russian Artists since 2001. His works are in private and corporate collections in Russia and abroad.