Magic in a box with pencils: Anna Yvonne Gilbert's fabulous illustrations
Beautiful princesses and mysterious princes, Santa Claus and his wife, horses with flowing manes, swans in golden crowns ... and all this - with colored pencils! In this cozy, sophisticated…

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The rise and fall of Orestes Kiprensky: For what the author of the best portrait of Pushkin was stoned and who saved him
Orest Kiprensky gladly accepted in the homes of nobles, not only in Russia, but also in France and Italy. His talent was recognized in Europe and nothing seemed to hinder…

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As the sons of the Austrian artist Carl von Blaas became famous portrait painters of their time
Contrary to the well-known concept that “nature is resting on children of geniuses”, the world history of art still knows many artists' dynasties, which transferred a divine gift from father…

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Expressive “broken” portraits with a palette knife, painted from photographs

Francoise Nielly (Francoise Nielly) is a native French woman from Marseille who is tired of simple and simple subjects, standard solutions in the field of photography. That is why it presents its bright, unusual and full of emotions masterpieces to the whole world – pictures painted from photos using a palette knife.

Looking at such a riot of colors, a variety of impressions and emotions are created: someone will like it, while others simply twist their nose in annoyance, shielding their eyes from bright colors. But to remain indifferent to the work of the French just can not. After all, her work, performed in such an unusual, sometimes seemingly chaotic, technique attracts the views and compels to consider their details again and again. Francoise makes no secret of his work methodology.

On the contrary, she willingly shares it and tells how she creates her paintings. She says that picks up the photos that attracted her most, carrying the maximum emotional impact and sensuality.
And then, having prepared the whole range of colors and bulk canvas, with the help of a spatula he applies them with torn, chaotic movements, which create peculiar sharp and broken lines in the future picture.
The selection of colors, according to the artist, is carried out individually for each image. She does not pursue trends and does not draw exclusively famous personalities. So, simple people, friends and acquaintances, as well as those whose pictures she meets on the Internet can become the heroes of her paintings. Each tone and shade is carefully selected for the overall emotional background of the image itself: more faded, blue tones – for sad and penetrating work, and bright, sunny, from yellow to fiery red – for bold and defiant.

The depth of the picture is given by bright and expressive eyes – the only thing that the author depicts fully on the human face, with the most accurate drawing of all the details. Piercing, blue or brown, they are like a mirror of the soul, they say that, according to Francoise herself, the person felt when the picture was taken: sadness or joy, sadness or surprise, past life or crazy emotions.

Justina Kopanya, working with a palette knife and tassels, creates landscapes in a colorful and unusual technique, which one wants to touch in order to feel all the roughness and surface relief under the fingers.

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For what artist Ayami Kojima created the "aesthetics of vampires," and what came of it
Ominous corridors, eerie locks, skeletons and cracked skulls, and among them - with a bouquet of roses, porcelain skin and golden curls. But do not flatter yourself - these tender…

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