Colorful Illustrations by Minjae Lee
South Korean artist Minjae Lee is only 22, his birthday is on January 11, 1989. Minjae Lee graduated from Seoul Daesin Highschool in 2006. Since 2008 has participated in solo and group art exhibitions. His works are filled with powerful colors, aggressive scenes and a clever blend of beauty, innocence and fragility. Minjae Lee lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.
The ethereal females that populate most of his work exude a dark, organic tension. And it seems that even the brightest marker colors do not quite manage to save them from some sort of looming peril. Or are we, the viewers, in fact, the ones who are in danger? Whatever the case, we are drawn in, interacting on an emotional level, surprised, looking for something. Tuija Seipell
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Colorful Illustrations by Minjae Lee
Intricate portraits from maps
American artist Nikki Rosato creates intricate portraits from maps by cutting away at old maps, leaving only the roads and rivers behind like a network of blood. According to Nikki Rosato, distance often separates people. Meanwhile, these connected lines represent the roads – either explored to bring these figures together or left untraveled. And further symbolizing not only their physical distance but also psychological and emotional space.
Art of paper by Julia Brodskaya
Born in 1983, Julia Brodskaya (Yulia Brodskaya) is Russian artist and illustrator living in Moscow now. Highly regarded paper artist Brodskaya thinks this kind of art is one of the earliest female forms of skills. According to her, she only gives new visions and new meanings to it.
And from a technical point of view, her creation can be compared with the ruche. Julia takes the pieces of paper, bends them and cements. However, she makes this so originally, accurate and unique, that it turns into valuable pictures – portraits, landscapes, and still life. Meanwhile, she uses two simple materials – paper and glue, and a simple technique. In particular, the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper – to make lush, and vibrant three-dimensional paper artworks.
Birthstones and Notable Diamonds. Do you know your birthstone? Mine is Opal or tourmaline, though I love emeralds most of all. Diamonds, famous diamonds have long and mysterious history as a rule…
March—Aquamarine or bloodstone
June—Moonstone, pearl, or alexandrite (the latter of which changes colors depending on the type of light hitting the stone and in gem quality is considered more valuable than diamond)
August—Peridot or sardonyx
October—Opal or tourmaline
November—Topaz or citrine
December—Turquoise or zircon
Delicate flower Viola origin, legends and meaning
The Greeks highly treasured violets and the Athenians considered them as the symbols of their city. According to belief, Ion, the legendary founder of Athens, was leading his people to Attica and the water nymphs welcomed them. Noteworthy, the nymphs gave them violets as signs of their good wishes. Meanwhile, the flower became the city’s emblem and hardly anyone could find an Athenian house, altars, weddings without violets.
Fantasies of Chinese cabbage by Ju Duoqi
Artist Ju Duoqi is from Beijing, China, he creates strange sculptures for his project titled “Fantasies of Chinese cabbage”. It is very ambiguous works of art with beautiful women in glamorous poses, which can usually be found on the pages of glossy fashion magazines. Chinese artist recreates the world famous paintings from potatoes, onions, cabbage and other vegetables. Ju Duoqi was born in 1973 in Chongqing. In 1996 graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Since 2005, the artist has been working as a freelance artist.
Most Expensive sold Paintings In The World
In fact, it took Gustav Klimt three years to create Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer in oil and gold. Commissioned by a Swiss sugar magnate Ronald Lauder for US$135 million for his Neue Galerie in New York City in June 2006, it became the most expensive painting.