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Embroidery wizard Francois Lesage

Embroidery wizard Francois Lesage

Embroidery wizard Francois Lesage

Embroidery wizard Francois Lesage

December 1, 2011 after a serious, prolonged illness died famous embroiderer and owner of the famous Parisian Embroidery House Francois Lesage. His amazing work and contribution to the development of haute couture is immense. French Embroidery wizard Francois Lesage (March 31, 1929 – December 1, 2011) was a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. “I never forget that I am only an embroiderer, craftsman, and my imagination should be framed in a simple matter of fact materials – silk, sequins, stones. But they give birth to a firebird dream that I just want to catch on the tail. But the dream can not be caught – it is always in front, making our life more beautiful …” – François Lesage. Fashion without embroidery – the same as Bastille Day without fireworks!”- said Karl Lagerfeld, and added: “For me, this embroidery means Lesage”.
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Alchemy Gothic jewelry

Alchemy Gothic jewelry. Lady Amaranth in Alchemy England catalogue, wearing the Emerald Venom necklace & Mortuarium earstuds

Alchemy Gothic jewelry. Lady Amaranth in Alchemy England catalog, wearing the Emerald Venom necklace & Mortuarium earstuds

If any Halloween follower wants to look scary and glamorous at the same time, then Alchemy 1977’s is the best choice. Alchemy Gothic jewelry is a world recognized brand founded by two self-taught artists from Manchester – Geoff Kayson and Trevor Phillipson. They themselves describe the start of their business “Broke, jobless and into rock and punk music in Leicester in 1977, GK started making punk anti-jewellery and selling it to local shops, at gigs and by mail order”. Now Alchemy Gothic is the world leader in the manufacture of beautiful esoteric and contemporary jewellery, accessories for the Gothic lifestyle.
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Stolen Big Eyes

Stolen Big Eyes by Tim Burton, Margaret Keane (played by Amy Adams)

Stolen Big Eyes. 2014 ‘Big Eyes’ by Tim Burton, Margaret Keane (played by Amy Adams)

Stolen Big Eyes. Tim Burton fans are waiting for his upcoming biographical drama film Big Eyes to be released on December 25, 2014. The movie tells the story of a husband and wife – two artists Margaret (played by Amy Adams) and Walter Keane (actor Christoph Waltz), whose co-creation rose to fame in the 1950s and 60s. The story of their divorce battle, when Margaret accused her husband of stealing her paintings. The theme in their art was – children and women with doe-like eyes. Now they remind the precious moments of XX century. Those moments in which the eyes have become a symbol of a bygone era.
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Million Scarlet Roses from Niko Pirosmani

Million Scarlet Roses from Niko Pirosmani. Actress Margarita. 1909. Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

Actress Margarita. 1909. Million Scarlet Roses from Niko Pirosmani

Million Scarlet Roses from Niko Pirosmani. Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (5 May 1862 – April 9, 1918) was a primitivist, one of those artists about whom people far from understanding art, say: “I would have painted not worse than that”. But only a blind man can not see the whole poignancy of the artist’s painting. Behind the apparent naivete of painted on canvas animals and holiday feasts are hidden deep feelings – pain through the joy and pleasure through pain. And it becomes more than obvious if you know a little about the life of Niko Pirosmani. When asked about the age, Niko replied with a shy smile: “How should I know?” Time for him went his own way and did not correlate with boring numbers on the calendar.
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Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre

Jewellery Theatre company was founded in Moscow in 1998. No doubts, The Beauty and Art of Jewellery Theatre will leave you breathless, as you will not find anywhere else such a combination of a creative imagination with the natural beauty and colors of precious stones. The Philosophy of Jewellery Theatre is to create a world within a world; that is, a world of wonder on a higher level. The artful pieces of Jewellery Theatre leave behind the everyday, the ordinary, thus making us the enchanted spectators admiring the beauty and craftsmanship of the jewels. Jewellery Theatre employs the genius of brilliant designers with the craftsmanship of master jewelers. Working only with precious stones and metals, their designers and jewelers create pieces that are unique.
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Beautiful jeweler and artist Laurel Burch

Jeweler and artist Laurel Burch in one of her earliest necklaces made ​​from powdered metal and colorful threads. The photo was taken in New York in the early 60s

Jeweler and artist Laurel Burch in one of her earliest necklaces made ​​from powdered metal and colorful threads. The photo was taken in New York in 1971 near her apartment in Nob Hill

Beautiful jeweler and artist Laurel Burch lived in pain all her entire life, suffering more than 100 bone fractures as a result of osteopetrosis, a rare disease of bone fragility. Any push, fall could cause a fracture. In order to pay for housing and food, she was engaged in cooking, cleaning, sitting with the children. She was looking for a stable basis in order to maintain her fragile body. Without work, without money, without a dream she got to the Golden Gate in San Francisco. These were the famous 60th time hippies. Free spirit of hippi penetrated her art, her drawings are a direct reflection of the hippie culture. She described herself this way: “I live within the vivid colors of my imagination … soaring with rainbow feathered birds, racing the desert winds on horseback, wrapped in ancient tribal jewels, dancing with mythical tigers in steamy jungles.”
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Legendary House of the Rising Sun

Lana Del Rey in the legendary House of the Rising Sun

Lana Del Rey in the legendary House of the Rising Sun

July 9, 1964 the group The Animals hit the first line of the British charts with the song “The House of the Rising Sun”. Simple plot of the song about the hard life of a poor boy and rhythmic strumming of British folk won the hearts of millions of people from around the world. What was the reason for such popularity? The paradox of the Legendary House of the Rising Sun was the fact that The Animals were not the first one who told the story of the fateful “House”. For several centuries prisoners, drunks, vagrants sang this song in UK and Ireland and, of course, there was no New Orleans yet. The British sailed to discover the the New World and took a simple motif with them, close to everyone story that they could sing, even without musical accompaniment.
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