Russian silver trompe loeil art
In contrast to Faberge, about the work of Russian silver tromp-l’oeil jewelers is known little, although these workshops were suppliers of Imperial court. Stunning trompe l’oeil silver art pieces were multiple winners at international exhibitions, with many customers abroad. Beautiful artworks of Russian jewelers are still sold at major auctions for big money. The peculiarity of Russian silver tromp-l’oeil (trompley) was the finest imitation of linen napkins and towels, the hyper-realistic effect of which looks so modern nowadays. Unique cigar boxes, imitating real wood boxes, with the texture of the tree, stickers and labels.
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Russian silver trompe loeil art
Arthur Pepper Art jewelry
Scant information about Mode-Art jewelry company gives us the knowledge of its place of location – New York. ART is the conventional name for collectors of vintage jewelry from the most famous and widespread stigma of ART in later works. The jewelry company ART was founded in New York City in the late 1940s. It was owned by Arthur Pepper. The more reliable data about the company is absent. Even the exact year of the liquidation of the company is not known, it is assumed that the ART worked in the early ’70s.
Still life painting secret signs. Admiring the colorful Still life, we often do not suspect the secret signs, which are hidden in these paintings (especially painted in the Middle Ages). What are these signs? Cut flowers in still life mean brevity and the ephemeral beauty of life, doomed with time to death. Dragonfly in the Middle Ages was considered one of the varieties of flies and its image had a negative meaning, embodying the devil. Butterfly, thanks to its ability to be released from the cocoon, was considered a symbol of salvation and rebirth. In contrast with dragonfly it points to the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Wilhelm Lucas von Cranach Art Nouveau jewelry
German goldsmith, Cranach worked mostly in the Art Nouveau style. However, jewelry lovers often confuse his beautiful works with other jewelers’. Cranach worked as a forester, an artist – portrait painter, designer, and silversmith. He became known in Berlin as an artist of applied art and a jeweler since 1900. In fact, exquisite Art Nouveau jewelry by Cranach was similar in design to the jewelry of the famous French jeweler Rene Jules Lalique. Also, artworks by William Lucas Cranach at its core are the intersection of the boundaries of art and jewelry. According to critics, William Lucas Cranach has revolutionized the traditional art of jewelry.
Khanty-Mansiysk Archeopark Prehistoric mammoths
Where today you can see the mammoths? In the picture, the museum, on the TV. But it is better to go to the capital of Yugra – Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, where the open-air Archeopark is located. Russian Archeopark is similar to the “Jurassic Park” and could be called “Quaternary” or “Anthropogenic park.” This unique natural and historical complex was opened in 2007 in honor of the 425th anniversary of the Khanty-Manskiysk. The place of the arrangement is not accidental. Archeopark is located at the foot of the so-called Samarovsky outlier, which is a hill of naked ancient rock minerals.
Georgian artist Tamaz Gogoladze
Born July 14, 1957 in Tbilisi, Tamaz Gogoladze grew up in the family of a writer. In 1981, Tamaz Gogoladze graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic Institute. After graduation, he began an active professional career. The architectural studio headed by Tamaz Gogoladze developed the project of reconstruction of the old centers of Georgian cities. In particular, Tbilisi, Batumi and Zugdidi. Noteworthy, in 1988, he became a member of the Union of Architects of the USSR.
In 1990, he won the competition of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi. The next year, when he organized the architectural biennale, held in Tbilisi, he got an invitation to join the Technical University in Atlanta (USA). Also, in 1993, he graduated from the graduate school on the theme “Country House”. Along with the scientific work, he taught at the Institute of Architecture. There he founded a creative group of talented students. Two years later Gogoladze became a member of the International Federation of Artists.
Mary Dipnall Summer wildflowers.
Born in Portsmouth in 1936, Mary Dipnall is a talented British self-taught artist. According to the artist, family outings and holidays spent in the west of England, significantly affected her style of painting. Summer wildflowers by talented British artist Mary Dipnall are full of inspiration and truthfulness. Beautiful and sunny, colorful and bright, her paintings hit everyone who loves and appreciates the English rural areas.
Noteworthy, Mary Dipnall started painting rather late, after marriage and the birth of her two sons. In fact, she turned to art to express her love of nature through her paintings. Inspired by wild flowers, the artist transfers her impressions on canvas. The first art exhibition of the artist held in London in 1980, was a success. Since then, she regularly exhibits her beautiful works in the UK.