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Kaliningrad amber paintings

Painting of amber, Kaliningrad amber paintings

Bouquet. Painting of amber, Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad amber paintings. All these beautiful amber paintings, mosaic pictures are made in Kaliningrad region, Russia. Amber keeps frozen ray of sunshine for millions of years, so the pictures of amber are not only unique work of art, but also part of the sun’s heat, carried through millions of years. Painting made of amber is believed to have positive energy and positive effect on the human. The technique of making amber paintings is very similar to mosaics. Contour of the image is manually applied to cardboard or canvas and drawing is covered with amber crumbs, or amber beads of a certain size and color. Baguette is often made ​​of wood. Amber paintings are a real work of art, main genre – landscapes, portraits, icons, animals, etc.
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Animal world of Russian jewelry house Master Exclusive

Fox. Russian jewelry house Master Exclusive, collection 'Animal world', Izhevsk, Udmurtia

Fox. Russian jewelry house Master Exclusive, collection ‘Animal world’, Izhevsk, Udmurtia

The history of jewelry house Master Exclusive began in 2008. Masters manually create a truly exclusive jewelry. Each product comes into the world through coordinated work of artists, designers, jewelers, foundry, diamond cutters and polishers. Modern technology has opened a large space for jewelers experiments and allowed to create true masterpieces. The main source of inspiration for the artists is changeable and unique nature. The materials jewelers use in their artful work are exclusive large and medium-sized gems, sapphire, topaz, ruby, emeralds, precious metals, diamonds.
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Three Slavic sisters

Three Slavic sisters - Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

Three Slavic sisters – Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

Belarus, Ukraine and Russia are three Slavic sisters. Culturally and intellectually, the titular nationalities of these republics have much in common. We are referring to three ethnic entities of the eastern Slavic nations. Our languages are similar and our life-styles and patterns of behavior are in many ways similar. The modern peoples of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural inheritance.
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Normandy Rouen crosses

Rouen cross, gold and strass, France

Rouen cross, gold and strass, France

Crosses were the most distinctive piece of jewelry in Europe. Normandy Rouen crosses were more often made of gilt metal, sometimes gold, depending on their buyers income. Whatever the material was, the manufacture of them was not simple. They were richly decorated with symbolic religious or floral motifs, with imitating diamonds glass or local rock crystal. Beautiful and massive Rouen crosses could be up to 10cm in length. The way the crosses were worn in France is different from other Catholic countries. They hang on a black velvet ribbon, along with a heart shaped coulant. The ribbon was fastened round the neck like a choker, with the ends tied at the back in a bow, the coulant was separated by some centimeters from the cross.
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Retroatelier Master and Margarita

Alarming yellow flowers (Margarita - Bogdana). Photoart by Retroatelier studio, Kiev

Alarming yellow flowers (Margarita – Bogdana). Photoart by Retroatelier studio, Kiev

Retroatelier Master and Margarita. Characters of the cult novel ‘The Master and Margarita’ come to life in a photo project of Kiev based Studio ‘Retroatelier’. The photo artists tried to portray the appearance of the characters and mysterious atmosphere of Bulgakov’s novel. Each frame of the series tells the story of the events occurring in a particular chapter. The Master and Margarita is a novel by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. He worked on his most original novel, The Master and Margarita, from 1929 until his death; it was published in the Soviet Union only in 1966. Many critics consider The Master and Margarita to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, and the foremost of Soviet satires.
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The Scarlet Flower by Yulia Selina

Russian artist Yulia Selina

Russian artist Yulia Selina

The Scarlet Flower by Yulia Selina. Russian artist Yulia Selina (Lia Selina) lives in Ramenskoe, Moscow region. Young and beautiful artist likes fairy tales and trees, purple color and witch hats, fairies and beetles, and she loves illustrating books. She began to draw as a child, like all children – painted houses in albums, then in copybooks, using gouache on Whatman paper, oil on plywood. Yulia Selina is a self-taught illustrator, and sometimes she regrets about it. Her first job while studying at the University of Management was as a designer in one of the printers of her small town. Safely received the diploma of the prestigious university, she realized that does not want to work where her ability to draw is not needed.
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Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Since the 1980s, this place has become a very popular tourist destination. Beautiful Glass Beach in California

Beautiful Glass Beach in California
Usually, the throwing trash person affects the environment. Mountains of garbage pollute the air, soil and water, and also cause damage to the natural aesthetic beauty. However, rarely, but still there are some exceptions, when the garbage creates beauty. This happened to Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA. In the first half of the XX century on that territory there was a dump beach. In the 1960s the landfill was closed, and since then the trash had been left to itself. In 1967, the local authorities closed the beach several times and had worked on cleaning it. Mountains of broken glass, plastic and other debris lay on the shore under the warm rays of the sun, polished by waves, blown by sea breezes, and gradually the whole beach covered thousands of multicolored stones.
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