Landscape alley in Kiev
A large-scale project appeared near the National Museum of History of Ukraine. It ends between buildings 36 and number on 40 Big Zhitomir street. Initially, Soviet architect Abraham Miletsky built the Alley in the early 1980s. And in 2009, the creative tem led by sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky equipped the alley with benches and majestic cats, fountains in the form of elephant, zebra heads, and various mosaic tiles. Also, a 30 meter cat, shops in the form of a rabbit, a crow, and a cat. Meanwhile, Landscape design of the park was formerly a wasteland, and thanks to a famous urban sculptor Konstantin Skretutsky it turned into an attraction park. By the way, residents of nearby houses, as well as private sponsors collected money for the creative project.
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Landscape alley in Kiev
Timeless jewelry art by Gianmaria Buccellati
Buccellati family is one of the most significant in the Italian jewellery of XX-XXI centuries, and roots date back to the middle of the XVIII century, when Contardo Buccellati opened his studio in Milan. One of the secrets of success of the Mario Buccellati company is the ability to carry out all the steps in making jewelry. The jewelry created by Buccellati is beautiful, artful and unique. “Lace” jewelry and virtuoso engraving – distinctive style of Buccellati. Great place in the work of Gianmaria Buccellati takes Sterling Silver Sculpture, animalistic genre in which he has been working since the mid-1960s. Fauna and flora are integral to the work as they always change human destiny. Italian Renaissance art was the main model and inspiration for Buccellati who has become a really well-known all over the world.
Jewelry collection My Dreams by Zenera
Russian artist of applied art, designer, Master jeweler Zenera lives in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia. She is fond of costume jewelry, Beading, embroidery, mosaic, and making different jewelry accessories – necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, and brooches. Zenera has a big collection of beautiful decorative things made of precious and semi-precious stones. The jeweller also uses silver and gold creating her jewelry. Her collection, titled “My Dreams” is really worth looking at.
Matchstick architecture by Patrick Acton
American artist and sculptor Patrick Acton has created a small copy of the Notre Dame of matches and glue. Meanwhile, to create a copy of Notre Dame de Paris the enthusiast sculptor used 298 thousand matches, 55 liters of glue for wood and two thousand toothpicks. According to the author, the whole process took him two thousand hours. However, this is not the first work of Patrick Acton.
In fact, a resident of Iowa has been producing copies of buildings from matches for 35 years. “Notre Dame – one of my most detailed models, as the cathedral is quite complex,” – said Patrick Acton. “People react differently to my model. Some people like one thing, other models leave them indifferent”. Noteworthy, Patrick Acton has his own museum. Opened in 2003 in Gledbruk, Iowa, the museum keeps such creations of the master, as the US Capitol building, the Spaceship Challenger and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts school. In addition, New World Trade Center is coming soon, in 2013.
Beautiful Photo art by Bruno Cremer – is a mystic series of pictures of Bamberg. However, according to some sources, the author of this series of photographs is not German art photographer Bruno Cremer. And I am really not sure who the author of this artful photography is, as I could find neither a photographer named Bruno Cremer, nor a website of the author. Meanwhile, the images is well Photoshopped creation, to look like vintage photographs or painting. In particular, in the above picture with Harlequin. Nevertheless, Bruno Cremer is a native of Bamberg – a city in Bavaria, Germany. Its historic city center is a listed UNESCO world heritage site.
Faberge catwalk renaissance
In fact, it’s not the first time that designers use the samples of d’art objets and jewels created for the Russian Imperial Court. And more specifically, the main inspiration for them – incredible Easter eggs that Tsar Nicholas II commissioned each year to give to his Empress Alexandra. For example, Faberge-inspired embroidery at Balmain to egg-handbags at Salvatore Ferragamo. Also, Mary Katrantzou’s past collections depict their symbolism in reproducing the luxurious masterpieces in her highly ornate digital prints. Or a series of illustrations by artist Tania Ling, Faberge is the jeweller du jour for Autumn/Winter 2012.
Meanwhile, Les Favorites de Faberge – a collection of fine lustrous egg charms – capture autumn’s romantic and opulent mood. The collection boasts a dazzling choice of materials, techniques and styles. In particular, carved hardstones and minerals, rock crystal, chrysoprase, snowflake obsidian, lavender jade, jadeite, pink opal, rutilated quartz, jasper and turquoise. The rich mineral resources of the Ural Mountains, with their fables and legends add charm and exclisivity to the exquisite jewels and legendary designs of Faberge.
The Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh
In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the second largest continuous wall on the planet after the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of India is over 1000 meters above sea level, its length is 36 kilometers and it is massive. Meanwhile, enlarged in the 19th century, the Work on Kumbhalgarh began in 1443, and it took over a century to construct the wall with seven gateways. The walls at some points are fifteen feet wide. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Yet, despite its size and history, the Great Wall of India remains something of a mystery to tourists.