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Russian artist Marina Zakharova

Vernissage. Painting by Russian artist Marina Zakharova

Vernissage. Painting by Marina Zakharova, Kostroma, Russia

The work of Russian artist Marina Zakharova depicts a special world of plants and flowers. In fact, she works in a synthetic genre, in which is closely intertwined elements of landscape and still life. Contact of still life with a landscape and interior design – it is the style of the Renaissance. Reality and fantasy become alive in her work. Still Life is illusory-realistic, theatrical and elegant, carefully spelled out, with accurate study of details. Zakharova has the ability to feel and transmit the relationship of objects, their material beauty. The unifying harmony and the overall tone – two important things in painting, successfully solved in the works of the artist. All works of the artist have a lovely and charming detail – a sparrow, butterfly, dragonfly, carefully drawn, detailed and refined.
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Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory

Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory

The office of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory in Harbin

The office of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Factory has turned into luxurious Palace demonstrating a perfect example of healthy development of their business. According to Ministry of Finance data, state-owned enterprises made profits of nearly 2 trillion yuan. And how much money they have spent on such, so-called Chinese Palace of Versailles is unknown. The impressive gold interior of the palace shines with all its splendor inside of a pharmaceutical company in Harbin, located in the northeast of China. Beautiful gold foil inlaid hallways, corridors, lavish chandeliers are quite in the style of Paris Royal Opera house, and the only difference between them – you can’t visit it.
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3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel, American artist

3d Button Sculptures by Augusto Esquivel. American artist Augusto Esquivel lives in Miami. He creates unique three-dimensional sculptures entirely of buttons. For his amazing works he needs thousands of sewing buttons, great patience and talent. And the result – these incredibly beautiful sculptures, and even some iconic faces, for instance, Audrey Hepburn. The creative and talented artist Augusto Esquivel is often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.
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Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty

Light Pillars atmospheric beauty. Pillars of light, as it turns out, are not only at the time of rapture of the saints in heaven. When the streets are very, very cold, the ground is subtle, Light Pillars decorate the Earth with its magic beauty. And this amazing atmospheric phenomenon inspires thousands of photographers to uncover the lens. Meet the result of joint creative work of atmosphere, light, and the camera man. The legend says pillar light brings happiness to those who see it. From a physical point of view, these pillars – the result of light refraction in the thinnest ice dust that swirls in the air in frosty weather. Moreover, even in very dim light – from the moon, or from a garden lantern – can ignite an amazing sparkle. And every time the pillars look different: they are like the columns of a heavenly temple, on the disco lights, the light on the rain of light.
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Summer Reading Paintings by Paul Beliveau

Summer Reading Paintings by Paul Beliveau

Summer Reading Paintings by Paul Beliveau, Canadian artist

Summer Reading Paintings by Paul Beliveau. Canadian artist, draftsman and engraver Paul Beliveau was born August 10, 1954, in Quebec City. He studied drawing and lithography from 1977 to 1983 at the Laval University. The talented artist creates amazing realistic paintings, as Paul is an expert in drawing, painting and engraving. His work is based on database of literally thousands of personal and historical photographs. With painstaking accuracy, Beliveau paints culturally significant artifacts such as his own book collection, placing volumes on Friedrich, Futurism, and Van Gogh beside the poetry of Friedrich von Schiller and Beethoven. Beliveau says, “I like to use painted books as a strategy against loss, even though worn books evoke the passage of time and reveal one’s own fineness.”
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Photoart by Bogdan Zvir

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir, St Petersburg, Russia

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir, St Petersburg, Russia

Photoart by Bogdan Zvir. It’s difficult to say who Bogdan Zvir is – a photographer or an artist. His works are made up of many elements, shades, moods, and, in spite of their exclusion, each of them is very personal. Those who have long forgotten childhood or do not know what a portable way is, perhaps, his works seem simply bizarre and silly, while others will not be able to break away from them, trying to find answers, clues, hidden ideas, and see the details. Born Bogdan Zvir in Yakutia, where he lived surrounded by nature and the strangeness of the local way of life. The artist himself remembers the contrasts among which he has lived from a young age, which, of course, could affect the current work. After Yakutia photographer moved to St. Petersburg, where he was able to finally reveal himself as the artist, and to present his world of living metaphors to the public.
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Crimea Scythian gold

Crimea Scythian gold

Crimea Scythian gold

The fate of Crimea Scythian gold – the largest in the history of the Crimea exhibition of archaeological artifacts, from the earliest monuments of V century BC Gothic antiquities to V-VII centuries BC, is decided at the highest political level. The first concerns about the future of artifacts, which cost is estimated at $ 20 billion, expressed Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky. Amsterdam museum refuses to return to Crimea unique masterpieces of Scythian period that are participating in the exhibition “Crimea: gold, and the secrets of the Black Sea”, as Holland did not recognize Crimea a part of Russia. The collection includes archaeological finds, among the exhibits – artifacts of gold, ceremonial helmet and gems – more than a thousand artifacts from four Crimean museums (Bakhchisaraysky, Kerch Museum, Chersonesos National Reserve, and the Central Museum of Tauris) and one from Kiev (Museum of Historical Treasures).
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