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Beautiful Gzhel Russian style of ceramics

Beautiful Gzhel Russian style of ceramics

Blue roses plate. Beautiful Gzhel Russian style of ceramics

Gzhel Russian style of ceramics
In fact, Gzhel takes its name from the village of Gzhel and surrounding area, where local craftsmen produced it since 1802. About thirty villages located southeast of Moscow produce beautiful pottery and ship it throughout Russia, and abroad. The name Gzhel became associated with pottery in the 14th century. Gzhel pottery was originally created by potters in their homes, however fairly early on these potters started to organize into workshops to increase production. The workshops eventually became a factory with pieces being formed in moulds and potters being responsible for separate pieces, a specific style, or decoration.
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Decorated with bottle caps village house

bottle caps village house

Somewhere in Russia, decorated with bottle caps village house

Decorated with bottle caps village house
Very often, mostly in Russian villages, people decorate their wooden houses with improvised material, and in particular, caps from plastic bottles. In fact, the beautiful ornaments show creativity and patience of their owners. For example, creative pensioner Olga Kostina, who lives in the remote Russian village of Kamarchaga, which is in Siberia. According to Olga, she has used 30,000 plastic caps to adorn her house with colorful patterns and images. Images of traditional macrame motifs and various creatures living in the neighboring woodland decorate the walls of her wooden house. Hammering every cap by hand, Olga Kostina used the conventional macrame technique of weaving and knit knots to fabricate the detailed mosaics.
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Mosaic of bottle caps

mosaic of beer bottles caps. Portrait of 'The Stranger'

mosaic of beer bottles caps. Portrait of ‘The Stranger’

Mosaic of bottle caps. A mosaic can be made from anything, and here is an example of this – a beautiful mosaic of caps from bottles. A bottle cap mosaic is an environmentally friendly way to use up old bottle caps and create a piece of art. The mosaic can then be used as a wall hanging, table top, place mat or any number of other decorations. Bottle cap mosaics make one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family.
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One line pictures by Pierre Emmanuel

One line pictures by Pierre Emmanuel

Catherine Deneuve. One line pictures by Pierre Emmanuel

One line pictures by Pierre Emmanuel
I’ve found amazing drawings by a French artist Pierre Emmanuel. This is what Pierre tells about himself: I’m a french artist and have been working several years in Ireland (Dublin) where I have started this kind of Art in the streets of “Fair city”, directly on the pavement with chalk then on huge canvas on front of Trinity College. I already organized several Solo shows at the BackLoft and CFCP, and won the RPA-Luas (Dublin Tramway) Art competition 2008. I originally started with Irish characters and working now on Spanish characters (working now in Barcelona -SPAIN).
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Ballet in paintings

Ballet in paintings. White Swan, from series "Russian ballet 21st century", painting by Russian realist artist Anna Vinogradova

White Swan, from series “Russian ballet 21st century”, painting by Russian realist artist Anna Vinogradova. Ballet in paintings

Ballet in paintings
Born January 3, 1975 in the southern city of Krasnodar, Anna Germanovna Vinogradova is a talented Russian artist. In 1994 she entered the Yaroslavl Art School. However, she left it a year later and enrolled in preparatory courses. She was going to enter the Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, named after Ilya Repin.
Meanwhile, in 1999 Anna Vinogradova completed a series of sketches of costumes for the ballet-cycle of the mysteries of the Vologda choreographic ensemble “Russian ballet 21st century.” The beautiful artworks of Russian realist artist Anna Vinogradova are in private collections in Russia, the USA, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, France and other European countries. Also, in numerous private collections and museums. In 2011 she received Grand Prix on International Art Olimpiade.
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Movie Poster Artist Drew Struzan

Movie Poster Artist Drew Struzan

Collage. Movie Poster Artist Drew Struzan

Movie Poster Artist Drew Struzan
Born in Oregon in 1947, Drew Struzan is a talented American artist. He went to the Art Center College of Design after relocating to Los Angeles at age 18, where he decided to major in illustration. Throughout school he sold his artwork to make extra money and accepted a few commissions. Noteworthy, he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree. According to Drew Struzan, amongst all the difficulty and turmoil of the business, it was the place where dreams appeared and it was a beautiful life for him.
As the 1990s arrived and digital animation began to dominate, Struzan’s hand-drawn artwork was in less demand. He created posters for such blockbusters as Hook, Hellboy and Harry Potter. Meanwhile, he began to find other outlets for his work including comic books, limited edition art, and the collectible market. His art can be found on such items as Franklin Mint pieces, a twelve plate collectible set commemorating Princess Diana, the 1996 edition of the board game Clue, and various U.S postage stamps.
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10 best ever film composers

10 best ever film composers

Bernard Herrmann. 10 best ever film composers

10 best ever film composers
If only on this list for one of cinema’s greatest moments of music, the “eee eee eee” bit from Psycho (1960), Bernard Herrmann’s works include Vertigo (1958), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and North By Northwest (1959), all for Alfred Hitchcock, as well as the original Cape Fear (1962) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966), with his last being the classic Scorsese film Taxi Driver, in 1976. The music makes film from being pretty good to stunningly great, Herrmann redefined horror and gave us one of the most referenced and parodied musical refrains in history.
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