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Fat cat Zarathustra in classical paintings

Fat cat Zarathustra in classical paintings. Secret of Mona Lisa's smile is now disclosed. Svetlana Petrova - Fat-cat-art

Secret of Mona Lisa’s smile is now disclosed. Fat cat Zarathustra in classical paintings. Fat-cat-art by Svetlana Petrova

Fat cat Zarathustra in classical paintings
Russian website Fatcatart.ru (Great Artists’ Mews) features the paintings of Botticelli, Rubens and other great masters in an unusual way. Noteworthy, it is a very fat cat named Zarathustra, who gives a new life to these paintings. Svetlana Petrova, artist from St. Petersburg, inserts images of Zarathustra, her cat, into the paintings by Rembrandt, Velazquez and Titian. Known in her hometown as the founder of festival of street art and animation art “Multi-vision”, Svetlana Petrova is a very creative person. “My friends call my art crazy” – she said about the first reaction. Meanwhile, Zarathustra is not a fictional character. He lived for many years with Svetlana’s mother. And when she died, Svetlana took the animal to her.
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Droplets photography by Dmitry Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

Droplets photography by Dmitry Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

Beautiful Droplets photography by Dmitry Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

Droplets photography by Dmitry Dolivo-Dobrovolsky
born 3 March 1966 in St. Petersburg, Dmitry B. Topping-Dobrovolsky is a talented Russian photographer. According to geologist by profession, scientist of Russian Academy of Science Dmitry Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, photography is just his passion and hobby.
In fact, Dmitry has achieved great success and even perfection in photographing, and in particular, drops of water. Meanwhile, he willingly shares his experience with other professional and amateur photographers. Dmitry says that he used minimum set of Photoshop: cropping the edges, cleaning noises, increasing clarity and reducing images to WEB-size. Well, still frames, of course …such shooting droplets were quite fun, this game with a spray gun, filters, lighting and camera settings!
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Most Expensive Russian Coins in 2011

Most Expensive Russian Coins. 50 kopecks, 1929 - 314 000 $

50 kopecks, 1929 – 314 000 $. Most Expensive Russian Coins in 2011

Most Expensive Russian Coins
In 1920s, after the adopting the “New Economic Policy” the Soviet government decided to mint copper-nickel coins instead of silver. And silver, as a monetary metal – required to meet the needs of industrialization. In fact, the reform was preparing in secret marked “top secret” in the surviving documents.
Meanwhile, in 1931, in Soviet Union appeared copper-nickel 10, 15 and 20 kopecks.
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Metal art by Victor Morozov

Metal art by Victor Morozov. Triglav - female sphinx with three heads, character of the pagan mythology of the ancient Slavs

Triglav – female sphinx with three heads, character of the pagan mythology of the ancient Slavs. Metal art by Victor Morozov

Metal art by Victor Morozov
Born in 1949 in Nizhny Novgorod region, Victor Morozov is a talented Russian artist. According to Morozov, he has had a passion for drawing since early childhood. In his childhood he was fond of compositions with ancient warriors, knights and portrayed the battles. And today Victor Morozov is a recognized master of the author’s coinage, metal stamping with many years of experience and awards. The artist follows the ancient tradition of decorating churches, icons and manuscripts. This is an amazing quality, ancient masterpieces of our time are almost lost. But Victor Morozov succeeded in his work to reach the top skill comparable to that artistic and technical level of stamped pieces that are in Armory of the Moscow Kremlin and the State Hermitage.
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Wood carving from China

Wood carving from China

Carved painting made by Dongyang craftsmen – Wood carving from China

Wood carving from China
In fact, this type of carving began in the early Tang Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty the craft reached the stage of art. And during the reign of the Ming and Qing carving reached its peak. Also called “white forest”, as the wizard try to show the natural beauty of wood. Just look at how harmoniously the tree structure “fit” in these “paintings”. Dongyang – is the center of one of the four main schools of carving in China. These beautiful wood carving paintings made by Dongyang craftsmen in China.
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Pen ink drawings by Rustem Kuramshin

Pen ink drawings by Rustem Kuramshin Tatarstan, Russia

Winter in the village. Pen ink drawings by Rustem Kuramshin, Tatarstan, Russia

Pen ink drawings by Rustem Kuramshin
Talented artist Rustem Kuramshin (1960-2011) is from Tatarstan, Russia. Born January 2, 1960 in a working village Urussu of Tatar ASSR, he drew pictures since childhood. First, he studied in the graphic arts department of Musical-art school (1975- 1980). And in 1987 he entered the Cheboksary State pedagogical Institute, the graphic arts department, from which he graduated in 1991. He worked as a fine art teacher in a secondary school. Meanwhile, he worked in different techniques and with different materials – wood carving, painting on wood, chiseled toy, burning, etc. Rustem Kuramshin was a Member of the Artists Union of Tatarstan, and the Union of Artists of Russia.
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Beautiful Drawings by Karin Taylor

Drawings by Karin Taylor

A boy and a girl under a tree. Beautiful Drawings by Karin Taylor, Australian artist

Drawings by Karin Taylor
A mother of two children, Karin Taylor is a talented illustrator from Australia, whose artistic career began in 2002. Filled with childlike naivety and simplicity, her works, at the same time have a deep meaning. “My girls are gentle reminders to recall the mystery of our imagination, the places we visited, the overwhelming excitement we knew as children. In doing so, and reliving some of those special memories, one can find they are reengaging with their inner child and re-experiencing something of that beautiful memory, that wonderful journey all over again. The sense of wonderment we had as children, often disappears amidst the stress of the ordinary every day, but the only difference is that we aren’t accessing it”. Karin Taylor, Australian Artist
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