Delicate, sexy, raunchy, pure, dark, modern, classic, evil and kind. As I go through the portfolio of the once child prodigy from Russia Vania Zouravliov many words come to mind to describe each illustration, but no matter how many different possibilities I might encounter there is one word that applies to all of them: breathtaking.
To say Nikolai Aldunin is a master of miniatures, would be an understatement. His work leaves me speechless and that is why I decided to share it with you. Master Microminiature Aldunin Nikolai was born September 1, 1956 in the village of South Lamovatka Voroshilovgradskoy area. From his childhood he fell in love with metallurgy. Growing up he dived deeper and deeper into metal and it’s [ Continue Reading ]
When I was looking at my leads this morning I choose to write about Vladimir Kush, because I like his name. It’s a great name, especially Kush. I was as happy as a banana swinging in a hammock of it’s own skin while repeating it over and over again this morning: Kush. Say it, it’s fun and like any word that you repeat over and over again it starts to sound like something out of this world, which is apropos when you consider what kind of artist Vladimir Kush is: a surrealist or better yet, a metaphorical realist, a monicker that he prefers. [ Continue Reading ]
I think we, of the internet generation, forget the artists that made art what it is today.
For example, I was utterly surprised that no blogger on artisticthings.com has written about Picasso, who has to be one of the most well-known artists of all time.
Although this post is not about Picasso (don’t worry, there will be one!), it is still surprising that this fairly reknowned artist was nowhere to be found on our site either. [ Continue Reading ]
The votes have been placed for Europe’s 2009 edition of the gargantuan song contest, Eurovision! [ Continue Reading ]
May 9, 2009 has marked the 64th anniversary of the end of World War II. It is not surprising that this day is a huge holiday to our fellow Russians comrades ( me being one of them ), considering they have lost twenty seven million lives in the war alone. To memo-rate these veterans, dead or alive, an annual military parade is usually in service. The parade is always interpreted by the West as an intimidation tactic, this is true to a certain degree, but there is so much more to it that every one always fails to see. [ Continue Reading ]